Environmental Law Society

Other NYU Environmental Law Organizations

Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, & Land Use Law

The Center's mission is to advance scholarly inquiry and writing, enhance legal training, and combine theory and practice to develop and implement innovative legal and policy solutions to environmental protection at the national, regional and global levels. 

Environmental Law Clinic with Natural Resources Defense Council

(open to 2Ls and 3Ls)
Students attend a weekly class where attorneys discuss current issues in environmental law, work on individual projects with NRDC attorneys, and participate in an oral advocacy moot court.

Regulatory Policy Clinic

(open to 2Ls and 3Ls)

The Regulatory Policy Clinic is sponsored by the Institute for Policy Integrity at the Law School, a think tank that works to improve the quality of government decision-making through advocacy in the fields of administrative law, economics, and public policy.

United Nations Diplomacy Clinic 

(open to 2Ls and 3Ls)

This clinic places students in the Permanent Missions of member states at the United Nations to act as legal advisors. In this role, students will assist the Permanent Missions in their engagement in international diplomacy, with a specific focus on international and environmental law. Students work on international environmental law related tasks, such as climate change, sustainable development and fisheries, given the importance of these issues for small island governments. Working in pairs, students provide legal advice, drafting and negotiation support on resolutions at the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council and its main Committees.


Environmental Law Journal

ELJ cosponsors speaker and career panels with ELS. Selection for membership occurs during the summer after first year.

Real Estate and Urban Policy Forum

A fantastic student group started by a former ELS member, REUPF hosts roundtable discussions, speakers, and other events on cutting-edge issues in urban policy and green buildings.


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