Law Center

Ohio’s Resource for Environmental Law

One place in Ohio is dedicated to securing healthy air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home through legal advocacy, analysis, and education: the William W. Ellis Ohio Environmental Law Center (OELC). 

The OELC’S mission is three-fold: analysis, advocacy, and education. The OELC supports environmental advocacy and legal action, provides citizens with valuable tools and guidance through the legal system, and educates tomorrow’s environmental law professionals.

The OELC, part of the Ohio Environmental Council, is staffed by the OEC Director of Legal Affairs, as well as by staff attorneys, specialized and experienced outside counsel, and law student interns.

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Featured Stories

Crane Hollow
History of the OELC

The Ohio Environmental Law Center is named for the late William W. Ellis, an accomplished corporate attorney, naturalist, and botanist.

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OELC Intern
A Law Center Intern Reflects

My legal internship experience allowed me to work on important environmental issues that affect my state.

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Support the Law Center

While the Law Center is supported in part by the OEC, a separate fund has been established for donations strictly to support the OELC’s work.

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