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About Us

Throughout its history, Yale Law School has served as a center for groundbreaking environmental thinking.  The Yale Environmental Law Association (YELA) aims to build on this legacy by drawing attention to all aspects of environmental law and related fields, through YLS community events, speakers and reading groups, and opportunties to connect and collaborate with other campus groups, as well as by working to promote sustainability in the use of law school facilities.  YELA places special emphasis on the interdisciplinary, multifaceted character of environmental law and its relevance to a wide range of legal and policy issues. 

Current Board:

Co-Presidents: Dena Adler YLS/FES '17 and Joya Sonnenfeldt YLS '16

New Directions in Environmental Law Conference Chair: Lynsey Gaudioso YLS/FES '17

  Jason Quinn Berkenfeld YLS '17, Campaigns Chair
Grace Heusner YLS '16, Social & Outreach Chair
  Juliana Brint YLS '17, Domestic Energy Chair
Hillary Aidun YLS '17, Extractive Industries Chair
Helen Li YLS '17, Climate Communications Chair
Kathryn Loomis YLS '16, Treasurer
Keith Jamieson YLS '16,  Litigation Chair
  Mark Hanin YLS '17, International Energy Chair
Joanna Dafoe YLS '17, International Climate Negotiation Chair
Lindsay Brewer YLS '16, Domestic Climate Chair
Ben Mylius LLM '15, Earth Jurisprudence Chair
Marisa Choy YLS '16, Water and Oceans Chair
Melissa Legge YLS '16, Mentorship & Alumni Relations Chair
Ashley Ingram YLS '17, Environmental Justice Chair
Chelsea Lane-Miller YLS '17, Outdoor Appreciation Chair
Rebecca Loomis YLS '16, Publicity Chair
Matt Ampleman
YLS '17, Scientific Advisory and Land Use Chair
Jackson Salovaara YLS '17, NDEL Panels Chair