Columbia Law School’s Environmental Law Society (ELS) is an organization for students who are concerned about environmental issues and/or are interested in environmental careers.
The group actively advocates for the curriculum to include environmental subjects, and its members promote environmental efforts at the Law School. ELS hosts events with top environmental practitioners from the government, public interest groups, and private law firms. These gatherings include panel discussions and informal lunches.
In addition, ELS also hosts large-scale events. These include an Earth Day celebration and outdoor events such as hiking trips, park clean-ups, and tree-planting.
ELS welcomes all interested and new students, and the organization offers an ample opportunity to become involved at any level.