Maryland Environmental Law Society

MELS Board

Co-Presidents: Shannon Himes and Taylor Lilley
Secretary: Sara DiBernardo
Treasurer: Amelia Whiting
Events Chairs: Meredith Storm and Arlynnell Dickson
Assignment Appalachia Chairs: Suhani Chitalia and Caleen Kufera
Community Service Chair: Ariel Neumann
Technology Chair: Alexander Belman

Thank you to Barbri for their continued support of the Maryland Environmental Law Society.



The Maryland Environmental Law Society is the longest standing environmental law student organization in the country. MELS is dedicated to preserving the integrity of our planet through community service, awareness, and legal education, and of course, love. We focus on eco-centered community service, career development, diversity, and networking in the community. 

Throughout each semester, we engage in many group activities seeking to promote our message. These include assignment Appalachia, the MELS stream clean, Professor Percival's wine tasting event, and general body meetings. 

MELS students also engage in practical experiences in a broad range of summer internships involving environmental law in both the public and private sectors. Additionally, our students have roles in the Environmental Law Clinic where students take the primary lead in an environmental advocacy role with real clients with real environmental problems. Finally, MELS members take classes in a wide range of typical environmental law seminars on the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, Federal Land Management, and more as well as non-typical environmental law classes like administrative law, property law, and torts all taught by experienced and effective Maryland professors. 

Maryland Law Students on Assignment Appalachia


Filming and Editing by Joseph T. Stovall, II

If you have any questions, please reach out to any of the executive board members, send us a message on Facebook, or drop by one of our meetings! 

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