ELPC 30 years celebration

EDUCATION

J.D., Howard University School of Law, 2022
B.A., Political Science, Morehouse College, 2019

OFFICE

Chicago

CONNECT

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Ellis Walton

Law Fellow

Ellis Walton is a Law Fellow at ELPC, working on expanding access to solar energy, protecting clean air and water through litigation, and furthering Environmental Justice and Equity in Chicago. Ellis has previously worked with the Environmental Law Institute twice as an Environmental Justice Fellow, where he created an annotated bibliography on Environmental Justice (EJ), analyzed EJ and climate change litigation and policy, and assisted in the creation of a Sustainable Development manual for communities. He has also worked with the Howard Law Environmental Justice Center as a Fellow, where he analyzed state lead regulations and equitable climate resilience strategies, and later with the Azul Project as a Legal and Policy Fellow. Additionally, Ellis had the pleasure of working as a Congressional Intern on Capitol Hill with his hometown representative, Atlanta Congressman John Lewis. 

WHAT’S A PLACE YOU LOVE IN THE MIDWEST?

I really enjoy Lake Michigan and its beautiful waterfront and beaches. Its a pleasure to be able to walk to the beach and enjoy the water and Chicago’s skyline.

WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DO THIS WORK?

We live in a world that is designed to be unsustainable, exploitative, and unequal. And I believe my purpose in life is to be a social engineer that creates a world with sustainable and equitable relations between its inhabitants and also with nature.

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