The student-run Natural Resources Law Forum has enjoyed a busy year of events and community-building, with the goal of helping students network and learn about the natural resources and environmental law fields. In the fall, NRLF members joined up with the ENREL section of the Utah Bar and Tree Utah to transplant trees at Alta Ski Area (see photo). The forum also hosted a “Professions Pasta Panel” with ENREL attorneys and 50+ students to learn more about available career paths.
In the spring, NRLF hosted professors and students to discuss upcoming classes, as well as scholarship and fellowship opportunities. NRLF members similarly met up at the Great Salt Lake Symposium to network and discuss the inspiring talks. The students teamed up with the Native American Law Student Association and Pride Law Caucus to host a Plant Swap, where students could unwind while sharing plants, seeds, and cuttings while discussing garden plans, houseplant woes, and more. The NRLF team has otherwise collected and passed along internship, clerkship, and job opportunities to its members, created sweatshirts and pins to commemorate membership, and attempted to feed students lunch whenever possible.
The NRLF board thanks every professor, staff member, attorney and community member who has supported its programming this year, and cannot wait to see what next year has in store!