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For Berkeley Law Students

Camping in Yosemite, skiing in Tahoe, smashing avocados for Guac Fest, raging cite-checking parties?

These activities are just some the many you will encounter as an ELQ member. Of course, none of these occasions would be as agreeable without the company of some of the most remarkable and devoted environmentalists in the Berkeley Law community who are committed to helping new members explore the world of environmental law.

Stop by the ELQ office in the Student Center whenever you’d like during business hours Monday through Friday. To become a member, first fill out one of the member sign-up sheets, then put it in the “Completed Member Forms” envelope. Second, sign up for a weekly office hours (see below for a description of what that entails); during your first office hour you’ll receive a full tour of the office and explanation of how tasks work. Finally, write a check for your semester dues and put it in the appropriate envelope. You can start filling hours immediately, and as long as you put your Cal ID on the member sign-up sheet, you’ll be granted access to the ELQ folders shortly.

Member Requirements

Each semester, each General Member must fulfill:

-10 office hours

-2 cite-checking parties

-1 program hour

-1 training hour

Each semester, each Senior Member must fulfill:

-The General Member requirements

-An additional 10 office hours OR write a blurb or book review

Each semester, each Associate Editor must fulfill:

-30 hours of substantive editing

-10 hours of substantive editing OR 10 office hours

Office Hours

Each member signs up for a 1-hour slot to come into the office each week. During that hour, members work on tasks assigned by Board members—source collection, cite-checking, blue-booking, etc. There is a Board member on duty in the office during business hours to answer any questions that come up.

Joining the Editorial Board

Each March we have elections for the upcoming year’s editorial board. The timing of the elections will be announced in early February. If you are interested in running for a particular position, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the current position holders to ask them what it entails.

Board Positions Open to Rising 2Ls

-Executive Editor

-Publishing Editor

-Development Director

-Internet Editor

-Programs Director

-Assistant Programs Director

-Ecology Law Currents Editor

-Ecology Law Currents Assistant Editors

Positions Open to Rising 3Ls

-Editor In Chief

-Managing Editor

-Senior Articles Editor

-Senior Executive Editor