This is your opportunity to help shape the Kentucky Environmental Leadership Institute. Inspired by the hundreds of law students and community leaders that KRC Director Tom FitzGerald has mentored over his career, KRC is making the training of community leaders and of legal professionals a program priority through the new institute.  

KELI is  a formal training program to ensure that the next generation of litigators, environmental professionals, and community leaders are equipped with the resources to handle the toughest of environmental cases. We are working hard to develop and design training that meets the unique needs for two audiences: legal professionals and community members.

KELI offers two types of workshops, one designed for legal professionals and another designed for community members.

    2022 WORKSHOPS



    Climate Changes, Health, Equity and Justice
    Saturday, June 4, 10:00am | Virtual Workshop
    Speaker: Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, 
    Assistant Professor - Christina Lee Brown Enivornme Institute at the University of Louisville Division of Environmental Medicine

    Register online

    Gathering Data on Environmental Concerns: Saturday, July 16
    Registration Open Soon

    Advocating for Environmental Change: Saturday, August 13


    We've been working hard on KELI in order to bring in-person training to legal professionals and community members so they can better advocate for the places they live and love. While our in-person trainings are postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are moving forward!

    In this first season, we are sitting down (virtually) with legal professionals who share their experiences with environmental law and what professional opportunities there are for those who want to practice it.

    Season 2, Episode 1 with Dick Shore and Zero Growth Economics



    The KELI Podcast is available at:

    • Anchor
    • Apple
    • Spotify