Thursday November 16, 2017, 4-6pm
The Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St., Denver, 80202
Thinking about a career in public interest law or policy? Wanting to learn more about whether a career advocating for clean air and water, healthy communities, and resilient landscapes might be for you? Please join The Wilderness Society, Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, WildEarth Guardians, and the Center for Legal Inclusiveness for an event aimed at connecting law students of diverse backgrounds with four of the nation’s leading environmental non-profit organizations, each with offices in Denver. Come and meet attorneys for the organizations, learn about their work and careers in environmental law and policy, and discuss your interests and aspirations for law school and beyond.
The event will include a welcome reception with introductions and refreshments at The Alliance Center – 1536 Wynkoop St., in Lower Downtown Denver, a short walk from Union Station bus and light rail stops. Students will then choose one of the four organizations to visit for a quick tour and speed mentoring session with attorneys for that organization.
Please RSVP by November 13 to the Center for Legal Inclusiveness here.
The Wilderness Society is the leading American conservation organization working to protect our nation’s shared wildlands. Founded 1935, we work to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. We believe that public lands belong to and should benefit all of us. Our organization and work must embody the cultures and perspectives of people and communities across our nation, and connect and inspire people to care about the outdoors.
Earthjustice is the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. As our name indicates, we are driven by a passion for justice—for people and for the environment, by a belief that we can accomplish more in genuine partnership with others, and by a commitment to excellence and strategic action. Our pursuit of diversity and inclusion recognizes that environmental burdens and benefits are not distributed equitably and we seek to address these historic and current disparities so that each of us can realize and enjoy a healthy, rich and inspiring world. In order to more fully accomplish our mission and live our values, we strive to make our commitment to diversity and inclusion evident in our organizational structure, policies, board of directors, staff, donors, goals, and vision. We welcome people of all backgrounds and seek to foster a culture of respect, openness, learning, integrity, honesty—and a sense of fun.
Defenders of Wildlife is a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. We believe in the inherent value of wildlife and the natural world, regardless of whether individual species are recognized as having utilitarian or aesthetic value to humankind. Our employees are our greatest assets and we care about their welfare and professional growth. We value the unique perspectives and backgrounds of our employees and work to expand the diversity of our workforce, board of directors and coalitions. Moreover, we recognize that conservation of biological diversity is best advanced by the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, and cultures.
WildEarth Guardians is a regional nonprofit working to protect and restore the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West. We believe that social, racial and economic injustice are closely tied to the inequity that is driving the climate crisis and the many harms to wild nature, and we strive to remedy those injustices.
The Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) is a premier organization offering a holistic and facilitative approach to creating inclusive workplaces for legal professionals. Since 2007, CLI has been at the center of a network of leaders from every sector of the legal community – law firms, legal departments, judiciary entities, law schools, government offices, public interest groups, and bar associations – all working to advance diversity in the profession.