Environmental Law Organizations

A valley in southern Montana.  Photo credit: John Brainard 

ABA - Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) 

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)

Advocates for the West

Airports and Environmental Law, Federal Aviation Administration

All Rise - Attorneys for Climate and Environmental Justice [South Africa]

American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL)  

Animal Law and Policy Institute, Vermont Law & Graduate School 

Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School  

Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)

Animal Legal & Historical Center

Appalachian Citizen's Law Center (ACLC)  

Asia-Pacific Centre For Environmental Law (APCEL) [Singapore]

Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law (ACCEL), University of Sidney

Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA)

Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE), Elizabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University 

Brooks Institute For Animal Rights Law and Policy

California Lawyers Association - Environmental Law Section 

Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)

Canadian Institute of Resources Law (CIRL), University of Calgary

Center for Animal Law Studies, Lewis & Clark Law School 

Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Earth Jurisprudence, Barry University School of Law

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE), Berkeley School of Law, University of California

Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims [China]

Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment

Center for Environmental Justice (CEJ) [Sri Lanka]

Centre for Environmental Law (CEL), MacQuarie University [Australia]

Centre for Environmental Law (CEL), WWF India

Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) [South Africa] 

Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) [Canada]

Centre for Law and the Environment, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia [Canada]

ClientEarth [UK]

Climate Justice Programme (CJP) [Australia]

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF)

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) [New England, USA]

Cottonwood Environmental Law Center Organization

Crag Law Center - Legal Aid for the Environment  

Defenders of Wildlife

Earth Law Alliance 

Earth Law Center   


Earthrights International (ERI) 

Earthrise Law Center, Lewis & Clark Law School

Ecojustice [Canada]  

Ecolex - The Gateway to Environmental Law

Ecological Law Center (CPE) [Poland]

Ecological Law and Governance Association (ELGA) 

Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School, Harvard University 

End Ecocide of Earth - International Justice for the Environment 

Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center (EENR Center), University of Houston Law Center

Environment, Health, Science, and Technology, American Society of International Law    

Environment & Natural Resources Foundation (FARN) [Argentina] 

Environment - People - Law (EPL) [Ukraine] 

Environment & Planning Law Association New South Wales (EPLA) [Australia] 

Environmental Advocacy Clinic, Vermont Law & Graduate School 

Environmental Defence Society (EDS) [New Zealand] 

Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) [Australia]

Environmental Defense Center (EDC) [California, USA]

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Environmental and Energy Law Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School 

Environmental & Energy Law Society (EELS), University of Minnesota Law School 

Environmental Integrity Project (EIP)

Environmental Justice Clerkship, Howard University School of Law and the Environmental Law Institute [also see: www.eli.org/environmental-justice/environmental-justice-clerkship]  

Environmental Justice Clinic, University of Miami School of Law 

The Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar (ELULS)

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW)

Environmental Law Association of South Africa (ELA)  

Environmental Law Center (ELC), Vermont Law & Graduate School

Environmental Law Centre (ELC) [Alberta, Canada]

Environmental Law Centre (ELC), University of Victoria [British Columbia, Canada]

Environmental Law Clinic, Stanford Law School, Stanford University

Environmental Law Clinic, University of California Berkeley School of Law (Berkeley Law) 

Environmental Law Clinic, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa 

Environmental Law and Community Engagement Clinic, University of Virginia School of Law 

Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) [California, USA]

Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) [United Kingdom]  

Environmental Law Institute (ELI)

Environmental Law Network (ELN)

Environmental Law Network International (elni) [Germany]

Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) [Midwest, USA]

Environmental Law Program, University of Miami School of Law  

Environmental and Resources Law Institute, China University of Political Science and Law [People's Republic of China]

Environmental Law Society (ELS), College of Law, Florida State University

Environmental Law Society (ELS), Columbia Law School

Environmental Law Society (ELS), Mitchell | Hamline School of Law 

Environmental Law Society (ELS), School of Law, Seton Hall University

Environmental Law Society (ELS), Stanford Law School, Stanford University

Environmental Law Society, UCLA School of Law, University of California  

Environmental Law Society (ELS), University of Michgan Law School

Environmental Law Society (ELS), University of New Mexico School of Law 

Environmental Law Society (ELS), University of Wisconsin Law School

Environmental Law Society (ELS), William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa 

Environmental Law Society Network (ELSN), ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER)

Environmental Legal Assistance Center (ELAC) [Philippines]

Environmental Management and Law Association (EMLA) [Hungary]

Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center (ENR), Knight Law Center, University of Oregon

Environmental Policy Lab, College of Law, Loyola University New Orleans  

European Environmenal Law Forum (EELF)

European Union Forum of Judges For the Environment (EUFJE) 

Fiscalia Del Medio Ambiente (FIMA) [Chile]

Forest Legality Initiative (FLI) 

Foundation for International Environmental Law & Development (FIELD) [United Kingdom]

Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic, UCLA School of Law, University of California 

Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, University of Colorado Law School   

Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN)

Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment, Lewis & Clark Law School

Green Energy Institute, Lewis and Clark Law School

Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy & Land Use Law, New York University School of Law 

Harvard Environmental Law Society (ELS), Harvard Law School, Harvard University

Howard Energy and Environmental Law Society (HEELS), Howard University 

ICE Coalition - Creating the International Court for the Environment 

Idaho State Bar - Environment & Natural Resources Law Section (ENR) 

Illinois State Bar Association - Environmental Law Section

Indonesian Center for Environmental Law (ICEL)

Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law 

Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE), Vermont Law & Graduate School ,  

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) [from Chile to the USA]

International Animal and Environmental Law Clinic, Lewis & Clark Law School 

International Association for Water Law (AIDA) 

International Bar Association - Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL)

International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC) [offices in Switzerland, Kenya and the UK] 

International Institute of Law and Environment (IIDMA) [based in Spain]

International Water Law Project (IWLP)

IUCN Academy of Environmental Law    

Japan Environmental Lawyers Federation (JELF)

Justice and Environment (E&J) [Mostly EU countries]   

Land Use Law Center (LULC), Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University 

The Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP), Yale Law School

Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center (LRC) [Philippines] 

Marine & Environmental Law Institute (MELAW), Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University [Canada]

Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA) 

Minnesota State Bar Association - Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section 

National Environmental Law Association (NELA) [Australia]

National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC), University of Mississippi School of Law 

Natural Justice [South Africa]

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) 

Natural Resources & Environmental Law Society, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver

Network for Public Health Law 

New York State Bar Association - Environmental & Energy Law Section 

New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law (NZCEL), Auckland Law School, University of Auckland

Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP)

Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM)

Notre Affaire A Tous [France]

Our Children's Trust

Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic (PELC), Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University 

Pennsylvania Bar Association - Section on Environmental and Energy Law

Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA)     

Rights of Mother Earth 

Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School/Columbia Climate School

Sierra Club - Environmental Law Program

South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP)  

Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) 

Stop Ecocide International (SEI) 

Surrey Centre for International and Environmental Law (SCIEL), University of Surrey [UK]

Tulane Environmental and Energy Law Society (EELS), Tulane University School of Law

Texas State Bar - Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section (ENRLS)  

UKELA (United Kingdom Environmental Law Association)

U.S. - Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law, Vermont Law & Graduate School

Water Law, Governance & Diplomacy Support Platform (WADI)  

Wild Legal [France]

World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) 

Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) 

An autumn oak tree in southern Minnesota.  Photo credit: John Brainard