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TONIGHT! Screening of “The Vanishing City” — 4/4 at 6:30 PM, Geraldo’s

Environmental Law Society and Street Vendor Pro-Bono Project host:



By: Jen Senko and Fiore DeRosa

Monday April 4th –   GERALDOS   –   6:30pm

Documentary film Vanishing City takes a revealing look at the forces and driving vision behind the “Luxurification” of New York City and its far-reaching and devastating effects on the middle class and working poor.

Highlights eminent domain, affordable housing and rent regulation and redevelopment after the crash.

Click here to read more about the Vanishing City


TODAY — ELS General Body Meeting, Elections Edition!

Please join us today at 1PM in Room 605 for the ELS General Body meeting.  On the agenda are upcoming environmental law events, and ELECTIONS for next year’s ELS e-board!  As always, tasty lunch will be served.

This week at BLS — watch Food Inc. and join the ELS e-board!

There are two exciting events this week which are sponsored by the Brooklyn Law School Environmental Law Society!

On Thursday, March 24, the Environmental Law Society and the HLPA are co-sponsoring a viewing of Food Inc! The movie will play from 6-8PM in Geraldo’s and food will be served.  Food Inc. is an excellent look into food systems in the US, and raises many provocative questions about sustainability and justice.  Please email if you are planning to attend, so that the appropriate amount of food is ordered.  However, RSVP is not required to attend.

Come to the ELS General Body Meeting on Thursday, March 24 from 1-2 PM! In addition to other agenda items, at the meeting we will hold ELECTIONS for next year’s e-board!  Below are descriptions of positions on the e-board — if you are interested in running, please come to the meeting and prepare a short statement.  We will also discuss a variety of exciting programs and initiatives that will be taking place over the next few months.

President (Schedule and preside over executive board and general body meetings, set the agenda and take minutes for meetings, interface between ELS and other student groups or the administration in event coordination or other matters important to ELS)

Vice President (Fill in for President upon any absence, assist with coordination and scheduling of events, make room reservations for events and meetings)

Treasurer (Attend SBA treasurer training and otherwise interface with SBA on treasury matters, create and submit budget (which requires some late summer work), maintain and update budget throughout the year, furnish event coordinators with reimbursement forms and help them process their reimbursements)

Communications Chairperson (gather information about Enviro Law jobs, events, conferences, and ELS events and send emails to our listserve, create and post flyers for events, collaborate on event planning)

Research/ Intercollegiate Chairperson (Work with student representatives at other schools’ Environmental Law Societies to coordinate on research projects and intercollegiate events, such as potlucks and happy hours)

Chairperson of Natural Resources Committee (coordinate one or two natural resources-focused events per semester, including career panels, educational or informational speakers, movie screenings or outdoors events)

Chairperson of Land Use Committee (coordinate one or two land use-focused events per semester, including career panels, educational or informational speakers, movie screenings or outdoors events)


TONIGHT at 6PM, come to the Subotnick Center to watch the Academy Award nominated documentary Gasland, which examines the environmental impacts of fracking. We’ll also discuss summer internship opportunities and natural gas issues in New York City.  The discussion starts at 6PM, the film will start around 7PM.  Dinner from Sahadi’s will be served.

ELS Spring Kick Off Meeting! (Thursday, Feb. 7 at 1PM)

TOMORROW (Thursday, February 7) the BLS Environmental Law Society will be holding its first meeting of the semester in Room 603! On the agenda are: upcoming events; summer internship opportunities in environmental law; Earth Day plans; and ways to get involved with ELS this semester.  Tasty vegetarian lunch from Sahadi’s will be served!  Please join us!

Vendors in the News and Street Vendor Pro Bono Project Meeting on Friday, 1/28

There has been a vendor struggle unfolding on 86th and Lexington over the past few weeks. The corner has been the home of Paty’s Taco Truck for the past three years.  While the overwhelming majority of people who live around 86th & Lex love the truck and welcome its presence, it has been the source of some controversy in the past year.  Last summer, motivated in large part by the presence of Paty’s Taco Truck on the Upper East Side, Councilwoman Jessica Lappin introduced a bill that would revoke the permits of food trucks if they receive three parking tickets.

While efforts to pass that bill seem to have stalled, Paty’s Taco Truck  has been targeted for enforcement of a traffic law which prohibits the selling of “merchandise” (not food) from a metered parking spot.  Last week, Paty’s truck was towed three times, and all three tickets were dismissed by the traffic court. A lingering legal question is whether or not the law even applies to food vendors — the vending laws in New York City consistently distinguish between “food” vendors and “general merchandise vendors,” and this traffic law clearly seems intended for the latter.

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TODAY! Info session on the Mehrige National Environmental Negotiation Conpetition! And Pro Bono project fair!

Interested in Environmental Law? Love
TODAY (Jan. 20)
at 1PM in Room 505, ELS will have an information session on the Merhige National Environmental Negotiation Competition.

This national competition, hosted by the University of Richmond Law School in Richmond, VA, focuses on the resolution of environmental disputes through mutual-gains negotiation techniques.
The competition will be in the Spring of 2012. We are going to have an internal selection process next semester and
choose 2 teams of 2 people each to compete. The info session will have information on how prospective participants can prepare their schedules, and what Professor Macey will be looking for in participants.

LUNCH and drinks will be provided! Hope you can join us!

Details: January 20, 2011 at 1PM Room 505 Information
session on the Merhige Environmental Negotiation

Also, the Spring pro bono project information fair is happening TODAY from 12-2 PM in the Student Lounge! Stop by and learn about the Street Vendor Pro Bono Project, a partner of the ELS.