Maryland Environmental Law Society 

MELS Board

Co-Presidents: Meredith Storm, Ariel Neumann and Suhani Chitalia
Secretary: Arlynnell Dickson and Katie Gantley
Treasurer: Caleen Kufera
Events Chairs (2): Allison Venable, Emily Schenning and Zachary Lee
Community Service Chair: Nicholas Paradis
Technology Chair: Rachel Iacangelo
Assignment Appalachia Chairs (2): Abigail Trumpy and Kathryn Gantley

Maryland Environmental Law Society Logo of a Crab on top of the world

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. 

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! 

Keep in touch by joining our Facebook group!

Subscribe to our ListServ by sending an email to mels@law.umaryland.edu.