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Environmental Law Society

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) is dedicated to providing students with an opportunity to learn about and actively participate in the protection of our environment. As a Law School organization ELS emphasizes legal issues, but also works to foster a community in which students with an interest in the environment can meet and interact with one another.

ELS organizes a number of social events throughout the year including the annual ELS ski trip, bar nights, and nature hikes in the forests and parks around Ann Arbor.

ELS was the driving force in starting the paper recycling program within the Law School, and was responsible for extending the recycling services available to undergraduates living in campus housing to law students living in the Law Quadrangle. ELS also helps to maintain the Law School's composting program. In the past, ELS has also taken part in the Michigan Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway program, as well as Huron River Watershed preservation activities.