Law School Named to “Greenest Law Schools” by Pre-Law Magazine
In their Back to School 2010 Issue, The National Jurist's Pre-Law Magazine featured a list of “Top Green Schools,” including the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis among the top 15 (in the “Cum Laude” category). The magazine collected information about law schools' curriculum, campus environment and building trends. Additional weight was given to schools with a strong green focus in their classes, faculty and other academic offerings, such as externships, legal journals and summer programs.
One of the chief “green” components of IU School of Law - Indianapolis is the Environmental Policy Forum, which is a research and educational initiative seeking to examine legal and institutional frameworks for the environment, and support leaders in government, business, and the non-profit sector in their efforts to reform and strengthen those frameworks. The group engages in research and fosters public dialogue (through workshops, roundtables, and symposia), advancing cooperative solutions to public environmental concerns.
The Environmental Law Society (ELS) at the law school is also an active student group, co-sponsoring the Environmental Policy Forum’s annual Spring Symposium. Past topics of the symposium include Water Law, Energy Policy, and Climate Change. The ELS and the Forum have also sponsored a University-wide campus carbon footprint workshop, a film series, and periodic environmental career forums.
Law school faculty Dan Cole, Eric Dannenmaier, Andrew Klein, and Carlton Waterhouse are recognized scholars on environmental law issues, participate in the forum, and teach a variety of courses on environmental law.