Ellis Walton

United States | Environmental Law Institute/Howard University School of Law: 2021

Ellis Walton is a rising 3L at the Howard University School of Law, where he has been a Fellow at the Howard University Environmental Justice Center, Chairman of the Senate External and University Affairs Committee, and Vice President of the Howard Environmental and Energy Law Society. Ellis received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Morehouse College and has served as a legislative intern for the late Congressman John Lewis. Like his former boss, he has an affinity for justice and plans to use his law degree to bring equitable solutions to communities across the world.

While at ELI, Ellis drafted case studies in a report designed to help communities plan community revitalization efforts with an environmental justice lens. He also wrote an annotated bibliography on environmental justice scholarship and presented his research to ELI staff. In addition, Ellis analyzed climate litigation cases in the United States in support of a resource being developed by ELI on the subject.

In Ellis’ words: “At ELI I was able to expand my scholarship of environmental justice and connect with seasoned scholars and professionals. I look forward to applying the experience I have gained in my career as an environmental justice attorney.”