The Environmental Law Club is dedicated to engaging the law faculty interested in exploring issues and opportunities in environmental law. We host a series of educational and social events, as well as aim to develop accessible environmental law resources for students. In doing so, we strive to maintain a vibrant environmental consciousness at the Faculty of Law. See below for a list of this year's tentative events and external resources. We kindly welcome new members and are always receptive to event suggestions! 


ELC Chair: Alissa Saieva
Events Coordinator: Holly Sherlock
Communications Officer: Raeya Jackiw
Finance Officer: Yin Cai

For more information, contact the ELC Executive at and visit our Facebook page.



2014-2015 Tentative Events

  • General Meet & Hike at Evergreen Brick Works
  • Environmental Law Overview presentation
  • Career Panel with representatives from: various-sized Firms, Government, and NGOs
  • Documentary Film Screening
  • Firm Tours
  • Environmental Issue Discussion Panel

Previous Events

  • 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

Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)
Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP)
Climate Change Lawyers Network (CCLN) 
Environment Canada 
Environmental and Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO) 
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law
Ontario Ministry of the Environment 
Saxe Law - Environmental Law and Litigation 
Toronto Faculty of Law - Environmental Law Focus Area
West Coast Environmental Law
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP