Our Mission

Duke’s Environmental Law Society (ELS) serves as a resource for the university.  It aims to promote discussion and awareness of various environmental issues.  ELS accomplishes this goal by hosting speakers and panels to facilitate discussions, participating in national competitions and conferences, coordinating social and community service events, and fostering a community of sustainably-minded students and faculty.  Our goals are to enhance legal education through the creation of a vital environmental law program at the Law School and to promote career opportunities in environmental law.  Membership is open to all interested students.