Environmental Law Student and Alumni Society (ELSAS)

The alumni of the University of San Francisco School of Law are a key resource for connecting students with the practice of environment law. The Environmental Law Student and Alumni Society (ELSAS) brings together alumni, students, and faculty interested in environmental, energy and natural resources law.     

In Fall 2013, ELS partnered with the Office of Career Planning, the Development and Alumni Office and the Dean's Office to create the Environmental Law Student and Alumni Society (ELSAS). 

With the assistance of a 20-person Advisory Board composed of faculty and alumni, ELSAS sponsors two events each year (one per semester), including career panels and mixers that bring students, alumni, and faculty together. More generally, ELSAS provides a resource for students interested in environmental, energy and natural resources law, provides links among alumni sharing similar substantive interests, and creates ongoing connections among faculty and alumni.

All USF faculty, students, and alumni are welcome to join ELSAS. To become a member, click here. You can also join the law school's LinkedIn ELSAS subgroup by clicking here.

ELSAS/ELS Mentoring Program

Beginning in Fall 2014, ELSAS and the students’ ELS are co-sponsoring a mentoring program.  The program will partner each participating alum with one 1st year student and one 2nd or 3rd year student with similar interests, creating a mini-mentoring group.  Mentors will provide general career advice and support students in their curricular and career planning.  For more information, please contact Lynette Komar, ELS Career Development Chair, at lmkomar@usfca.edu, or Prof. Alice Kaswan at kaswan@usfca.edu.

Alumni interested in becoming mentors can sign up here.

1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students interested in joining a mentoring group can sign uphere.

To learn more about ELSAS, please contact Professor Alice Kaswan atkaswan@usfca.edu.

ELSAS Events:

Past Events:
March 17, 2015
Advisory Board member Earl Hagstrom '90 hosted a great networking event for alumni, students and faculty at Sedgwick LLP in San Francisco.

November 4, 2014
We had a terrific speaker panel event on the topic of “Emerging Trends in Urban Development: Will New Land Use Laws Revitalize or Cripple San Francisco?”  Read more about the event here.

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