KENTUCKY ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

KENTUCKY'S ENVIRONMENT NEEDS GOOD DEFENDERS

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.

This Institute takes two tracks. The first track is to provide educational and training opportunities for legal professionals to ensure the next generation of litigators are equipped with the resources to handle the toughest of environmental cases, and to broaden the base of current practitioners who are willing and equipped to take on environmental cases in the public interest.

The second track is to provide educational and training opportunities to empower citizens to better advocate for the health and vitality of their communities.


CAREERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY LAW 

Friday, Septmeber 18 at 1:00-2:00pm

Please join the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law and Kentucky Resources Council for a virtual program on careers in environmental and energy law, highlighting opportunities in Kentucky

Speaker: Liz Edmondsdon, KRC Staff Attorney & Brandeis School of Law Class of '07

Discussion Including:

  • Preparing for and successfully finding careers in environmental and energy law
  • What energy and environmental lawyers do
  • Where environmental and energy lawyers work
  • Resources for those interested in environmental and energy law
  • Tips for securing a job after graduation
  • Q&A

QUESTIONS?
Contact Amy Carpenter, Office Manager, at amy@kyrc.org.

CO-SPONSORS
Journal of Animal and Environmental Law and Kentucky Resources Council


KELI PODCAST

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 1, Episode 3 with Ben Carter, Senior Litigation & Advocacy Counsel at the Kentucky Equal Justice Center (KEJC) is now available.

 

The KELI Podcast is available at:

  • Anchor https://anchor.fm/kyresources
  • Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kentucky-resources-council/id1509478015?uo=4
  • Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/7djs7cxyFrv36Fc6NmeXzT
     

LEGAL PROFESSIONAL TRACK 

The Kentucky Environmental Leadership Institute track for legal professionals will provide information on environmental and energy law and policy and how to incorporate environmental and energy law in your legal research and practice.

COMMUNITY MEMBER TRACK 

The Kentucky Environmental Leadership Institute track for community members will provide information and environmental and energy law and lobbying, as well as what to do when environmental abuses happen in your neighborhood.