Environmental Law & Land Use Society News
On behalf of the ELLUS Board for 2012-2013 school year, I am pleased to announce the Environmental Law and Land Use Board for the year 2013-2014.
President - Ella Neely
Director of the Environment - Gayle Johnson
Director of Land Use and Urban Development - Robin Rice
Director of Communications - Bailey Schrupp
Director of Events - Kathryn Cross
There are two positions which are still available and will be elected in the fall. These positions are Director of Finance and Director of Public Relations. I encourage anyone interested to run for these positions at that time.We are excited to see what this new group will bring to ELLUS in the following year!
Interested in a career as an Environmental Attorney or using your law degree for environmental issues? Please attend the ELLUS session on Wednesday, February 29th at Noon in room 275. Speakers will be Shane Benson with the Kentucky Public Service Commission, John Carroll with the County Attorney's Office, Bob Ehrler with LG&E, and Randy Strobo with Hank Graddy Law Firm in Midway, KY.
Pizza and soft drinks will be served outside of 275.
October 20-23, 2011
Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL) conference at the University of Tennessee College of Law. APIEL welcomes law and policy students, attorneys, community activists, scientists, and policy experts for a weekend of workshops and panels focused on exchanging information and fostering collaboration on the most critical environmental law issues of our time. The APIEL conference hopes to create a common ground for community organizers, lawyers and researchers to communicate, educate each other and have fun. For students, APIEL is a chance to network with leading lawyers, professionals, and community activists who are fighting for environmental justice and economic transition in central Appalachia.
● Mountaintop removal and strip mining
● Citizen enforcement of Tennessee water law
● National Pollutants Discharge Elimination System Permits
● “Lands Unsuitable for Mining”: citizen victories
● Endangered Species Act
● Creating mineral tax trust funds for economic diversification
● Activist-attorney relations
● “Know your rights” as activists and as the attorneys who represent them
A complete list of workshops and panels will soon be available at www.apiel.org.
Attendance fee: $65 (includes pizza on Thursday night).
All other meals, transportation and lodging are the responsibility of the participant. Participants who are only attending part of the conference may pay by the day.
For More Information and to Register for APIEL
Visit the APIEL website at www.apiel.org.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call: (865) 257-4029 Fax: (888) 201-1104
APIEL CONFERENCE POB 20363 Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
We look forward to meeting you there!
Room 275, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
Justin Mog, UofL's sustainability expert, will speak to the law school about how we can get involved in the university's sustainability issues on campus.
A selection of soups will be provided by Soup ByCycle on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please bring your own beverage.
The Journal of Animal & Environmental Law is proud to announce its selections for the editorial board for the 2011-2012 school year:
Editor-in-Chief: Brittany McKenna
Executive Editor: Margaret Royar
Senior Notes Editor: Jackie Clowers
Senior Articles Editor: Leah Hart
Articles Editors: Brandi Melvin
Notes Editors: Julia Taylor