GreenLaw (formerly The Environmental and Land Use Law Society (ELULS)) is one of the most active student groups on campus. Each year, GreenLaw has a program of speakers from practice, hosts social events, and organizes outdoor activities like river clean-ups.
Students from the GreenLaw also organize the Public Interest Environmental Conference. Sponsoring this two-day conference provides students a chance to work closely with UF faculty, public interest attorneys, scientists, and government officials on important and timely environmental issues.
“Being a part of the Public Interest Environmental Conference enhanced my law school experience in ways I never expected. PIEC challenges the traditional model of law school activities, and enables students to organize a widely recognized professional event that encourages interaction with academics and practitioners from across the country. During my two years of working with PIEC I got to know faculty as well as fellow students outside the classroom, which is truly one of the highlights of participation. In addition to improving my leadership skills, PIEC confirmed my interest in practicing in the arena of environmental and land use law by increasing my awareness of pressing issues in the field. “
– Adrienne Dessy, J.D. ’07