Welcome!


Welcome to the Yale Environmental Law Association (YELA). Our student listserv can provide you with regular updates on YELA events and meetings, other environmental events and resources on the Yale campus, course recommendations, sustainability tips, and useful links. Please feel free to contact our 2015-16 Co-Presidents, Hillary Aidun and Juliana Brint, with questions and suggestions.

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: Hillary Aidun YLS '17 and Juliana Brint YLS '17

New Directions in Environmental Law Conference Co-Chairs: Matt Ampleman YLS '17 and Karena Mahung FES '16

Ashley Ingram YLS '17 Treasurer 
Helen Li
YLS '17, Media and Publicity Chair
Keith Jamieson YLS '16,  3L/Alumni Chair
Chelsea Lane-Miller YLS '17, Outdoor Appreciation Chair
Joanna Dafoe YLS '17, International Climate Negotiations Chair
Jackson Salovaara YLS '17, Energy Policy Chair
Dena Adler YLS/FES '17, FES Liason
Erin Biel YLS '18, Extractive Industries Chair
Ama Francis YLS '18, Intersectionality Chair
Yume Hoshijima YLS '18, Local Sustainability Chair
Quentin Karpilow YLS '18, Climate Finance Chair
Paul Rink YLS '18, International Energy Chair
Henry Weaver YLS '18, Legal Academia Chair
Patrick Woolsey YLS '18, Domestic Climate Policy Chair
Alda Yuan YLS '18, International Advocacy Chair

Contact Us


Please don't hesitate to contact YELA with your comments and suggestions. Please reach out to our Co-Chairs: hillary.aidun@yale.edu and juliana.brint@yale.edu.


YELA's email listserv includes announcements about upcoming YELA social events and speakers, other environmental events on campus, and internship and volunteer opportunities.  To subscribe, please email our Co-Chairs.