Environmental Law Club

The Environmental Law Club is dedicated to engaging the law faculty in environmental issues and exposing students to relevant environmental legal issues. Each year, we work on an advocacy project with a Toronto-based institution, lawyer or law professor, and we have a seat on the Faculty Council Sustainability Working Group. Other activities include: organizing an environmental law speaker series, working together with other school clubs and environmental law organizations on various projects or conferences, developing environmental law resources for students, developing a working group that tackles environmental law related issues, and fostering environmental law links to various other areas. Always open to new ideas, we are excited to welcome new members and suggestions. 


For more information, contact the ELC Executive at enviro.law.club@gmail.com

Recent Club Activities

  • Members provided research support for a Labour Board case addressing the safety of Toronto cycling infrastructure
  • Co-hosted (with the CDO) an environmental career panel with representatives from firms, government, and NGO
  • Co-hosted (with Women and the Law) an informal discussion session with Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada
  • Hosted screening of Food Inc. - with snacks!

Interesting Environmental Law Resources

Environment Canada

Ontario Ministry of the Environment

Environmental and Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO)

Toronto Faculty of Law - Environmental Law Focus Area

Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)

Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP)


West Coast Environmental Law

IUCN Academy of Environmental Law

Saxe Law - Environmental Law and Litigatoin

Climate Change Lawyers Network (CCLN)

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP