Howard University

Howard Energy & Environmental Law Society

HEELS allows the members of Howard University School of Law to explore and discuss issues of both energy and environmental law. HEELS contributes to the law school community by promoting various educational and networking opportunities for students aspiring to enter the fields of energy and/ or environmental law.

HEELS is dedicated to creating opportunities for students to learn more about the critical energy and environmental issues facing our nation and planet, with a commitment to helping solve these issues. HEELS is particularly dedicated to exploring and exposing incidents of Environmental Justice, and the drastic effects of climate change. HEELS understands that Environmental Justice is a civil rights issue and feels that it is important for Howard University School of Law, as a bastion of civil rights law, to promote solutions to the problem of environmental discrimination.


Joanne Melendez

Vice President
Antonio Aguilar

Trisha Grant

Campus Sustainability Chair
Caleb Pearson

Faculty Advisor
Assistant Professor Patrice L. Simms

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updated: October 23, 2012