Welcome to the Center for Environmental Law

Serving the Gulf and beyond through law and advocacy.

Loyola’s Center for Environmental Law brings together dedicated students, inspiring professors, expert lawyers, and active members of the community to study and respond to the Gulf Coast’s most challenging environmental problems. 

CEL enables students to explore cutting-edge environmental issues in the classroom, engage with experts at special events, and draft or analyze policy for real clients through Loyola’s Environmental Law and Policy Lab.

In addition, CEL oversees a popular certificate program in environmental law that prepares students for careers in private practice, government service, industry, non-profit advocacy, and public policy analysis. 

The Gulf region offers one of the richest and most demanding geographies for environmental work. From fighting toxic pollution to restoring the marshes to expanding urban hydroponic farms, CEL focuses on improving the health and welfare of Gulf communities and the quality of the surrounding environment.