Our Student group is for all students studying law,
environmental science and any other discipline with relevance to environmental
law. We are here to help your as you start your professional career,
by enhancing your professional skills and add to your CV. You will have the chance to participate
in our activities and make the most of the very valuable opportunities such
We are unable to give specific
advice about essays or careers.
Student membership is FREE to those studying an environmental law module and £15 for all others. This gives you a year's membership. You can attend UKELA events free of charge or at low cost. You will hear about all our events and competitions first too. If
you would like to know more, get in touch with our student advisers. You can also join our exclusive Facebook group once you are signed up as a member.
We have student advisers who bridge the gap between our student members and UKELA's senior management team. They keep our Council up to date with student activity and keep you informed about forthcoming competitions, opportunities and events via this page and social media.
Student Vocational Bursary Scheme
We are now accepting applications for 2022! The Student Bursary Fund is intended to enable students to undertake a period of vocational placement (such as an internship or externship) in the field of environmental law. Please see the Student Bursary fund page for more details
Andrew Lees Essay Prize
The 2022 competition is currently being judged; look out for the winning announcement later in May. Please see the Andrew Lees Essay Prize page for more
UKELA Annual Conference Week 2022 – Speaker’s Corner
We are delighted to offer once again the opportunity to speak at our Annual Conference in the ‘Speaker’s Corner’ slot.
Is there an environmental issue that keeps you up at night? Have you got a passion or experience about the natural world you would like to share? Does the opportunity to raise your professional profile at the UK’s leading environmental law conference appeal to you?
Then apply for our “Speaker’s Corner” slot for an exciting 10 minute platform to speak in front of the conference delegates on any environmental topic you wish.
We welcome the chance to hear new voices and fresh opinions on environmental issues, so this opportunity is limited to our student members. Preference will be given to those who have not spoken at previous conferences.
For more information on how to apply, please download the application form and send it to Louise Hotchkiss by 12 noon on Monday 16 May 2022.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Details of our 2022 Moot Competition will be announced later this year. More details on our Moot Competition page
You are very welcome at all of our events. Find out what's coming up on our events page.
e-law Student Publication Opportunity
Interested in co-authoring a hot topic article with a
environmental professional? We provide opportunities for students to publish
their work in our members' journal, e-law, circulated to over 1500 practitioners.
Please submit a short (less than 500 words) abstract for
consideration by email to our Student Advisors. If selected, your
article should be written with the assistance of a practitioner in that field.
Articles can be on the e-law issue theme or on any topic related to
WE RECEIVE a lot of enquiries about internships and work
placements. As a small organisation without an office, we are rarely able to
offer these ourselves. Any opportunities we do have will be advertised on our website and social media. However, many law firms, government bodies and NGOs do offer
placements, so you are advised to apply directly (we can't supply a list). The
Law Society website identifies firms which practise environmental law.
SECURING a placement or pupillage is competitive. Being a
member of an organisation like UKELA will broaden your experience and
knowledge and also enhance your profile by providing networking opportunities
with professionals working in relevant areas. It will also allow you to contribute
to the development of environmental law as a volunteer through the groups and