Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

Law Student Opportunities

Join Us!

Are you a law student who is interested in environment, energy, and resources law? If so, you've come to the right place! The latest opportunities for you to get involved with the 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!

Writing Competitions

SEER sponsors a number of law student writing competitions each year. Winners receive a monetary prize!

Public Land and Resources: Entries are due by May 31, 2020. Please review the competition rules for further information.

Energy Law: 2020 competition winners will be announced in June. Entries were due by May 15. Please review the competition rules for further information and watch this page for details about the 2021 competition.

You may view 2019 writing competition winners here.

Career Webinars

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. 

Energy law career webinar recording (November 2018)

Environmental law career webinar recording. (February 2019)

On-Demand Programs

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


SEER offers tuition waiver scholarships for most 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.

Law Student Leadership

Apply today for a chance to become part of the ABA student liaison program! There’s no better way to network with ABA lawyer members and get involved in programs and projects organized by ABA Sections, Divisions, and Forums. The application deadline is March 15th. Click here to learn more.

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

Law Student Liaison from the ABA Law Student Division:
Greta Carlson

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.