Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

Law Student Opportunities

Join Us!

Are you a law student who is interested in environmental, energy, and resources law? If so, you've come to the right place! The latest opportunities for you to get involved with the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) are listed below. If you are not already a member of the ABA and/or SEER, law students can join for free to access a multitude of member benefits!

Writing Competitions

Eight SEER competitions are accepting entries during the 2020-2021 ABA year. See below for more details about each competition. Last year's writing competition winners and topics are posted here.

Featured Free Webinar Recording

Older or Wiser: NEPA's Golden Years

Listen to this panel discussion, recorded in October 2020, which offers new perspectives on the changes facing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Career Resources

The ABA Career Center sponsors webinars that provide information about a wide range of practice areas. Access to these webinars, and an archive of past programs, is an ABA member benefit. 

In addition, the ABA Career Center offers online tools like:

Free On-Demand Programs

Some of SEER's recent free programs are listed below. You can find more programs in the ABA CLE library.

Law Student Leadership

If you have questions about opportunities to get involved in SEER, please reach out to one of our leaders, listed below.

Law Student Liaison from the ABA Law Student Division:
Sara Keys

Staff Liaison: 
Kevin Gordon


  • If you are not already a member of the ABA Law Student Division, find out more about membership on this page.
  • Check out the ABA Law Student Division's Blog, "Before the Bar." It brings together a diversity of opinions, experiences, and voices from those associated with the law anywhere in the world and is targeted to law students, current, past and future.
  • Looking for a law school with an environmental law program?  See who U.S. News ranks as the top environmental law programs in the country here
  • If you are in a leadership position within an environmental, energy, or natural resources law student society, please contact Kevin Gordon, SEER Membership Associate, to let him know that your society is interested in learning more about how it can work with SEER. 
Get involved in SEER today!

Get involved in SEER today!


SEER offers tuition waiver scholarships for most in-person multi-day conferences organized by the Section. These scholarships cover the conference registration fee but do not include lodging or transportation. We are not currently accepting law student scholarships, but information will be posted on this page when applications are available.

We ask scholarship recipients to assist ABA staff with collecting session evaluations and tracking attendance at CLE sessions during the conference. Law students who are selected to participate will have the opportunity to network with conference attendees and attend CLE sessions. Applications are accepted from students who meet the following requirements:

  • Member of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Not a member? Sign-up online here.
  • Currently enrolled, or will be enrolled at the time of the conference, in an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Completion of the application by the deadline.