Committee Spotlight: Environmental Law

Committee Name: YLS Environmental Law Committee

Chair Information: Molly Snittjer, Co-Chair, Illinois Attorney General’s Office; Alex Garel-Frantzen, Co-Chair, Schiff Hardin LLP; Jean-Luc Kreitner, Vice-Chair, Environmental Law & Policy Center

Day of Committee Meetings: Last Thursday of every month.

Goals and Objectives for the 2018 – 2019 Year: (1) educate the legal community on emerging environmental and energy law issues; (2) broaden base of committee members across government, non-profit, and private sector lawyers; (3) collaborate with the CBA’s Environmental Law Committee.

Featured Speakers or Seminars: Last year featured speakers from the City of Chicago Law Department, Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Illinois Pollution Control Board, U.S. EPA Region 5, Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Law & Policy Center, Earthjustice, Citizens Utility Board, and Schiff Hardin LLP.  Last year’s seminar was titled, “New Administration, New Priorities: Views on Trump Administration Environmental Policy Updates.”

Why should YLS Members join the Committee?: As member of the CBA YLS Environmental Law Committee, you will have the opportunity to hear from and network with a diverse group of young environmental and energy attorneys on cutting-edge issues.  As law students, joining the Environmental Law Committee is a terrific way to explore these practice areas and hear from young lawyers on career paths and opportunities.  Gain perspectives from government, nonprofit, and private sector lawyers and join the conversation today!

All Chicago Bar Association members are eligible to participate in committees at no additional cost!  Sign up for CBA and YLS committees by clicking here and begin to receive notices of upcoming meetings and events. 



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