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Environmental Law Clinic Awarded "Law Student Program of the Year" by the ABA Environment Section

Each year the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (Environment Section) recognizes and honors individuals, entities, or organizations that have made significant accomplishments or demonstrated recognized leadership in the environment, energy, and natural resources legal area. This year, the law school’s Environmental Law Clinic (Clinic) is the recipient of the prestigious ABA Environment Section award for “Law Student Program of the Year” which recognizes the best student educational program or public service project.  The Clinic’s director, Seema Kakade, will be accepting the award at the Environment Section’s conference in San Diego in mid- October 2018.   The award represents the ABA's acknowledgement of all the terrific things that the Clinic has accomplished over the years. In particular, the award demonstrates the Clinic’s accomplishments this past year including the hiring of Seema as the new Director, and  the hosting of the summit of environmental law clinic directors at the law school in November, 2017. The Clinic is proud to be amongst the recipients of this award who previously included programs at The University of Michigan, William & Mary, Washington School of Law, and Tulane.  We look forward to all that Professor Kakade has planned for the Clinic this year!

About Maryland Carey Law

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law was established in 1816 and began regular instruction in 1824. It is the third-oldest law school in the nation, but its innovative programs make it one of the liveliest and most dynamic today. UM Carey Law stands among five other professional schools on the Founding Campus of the University of Maryland. It has taken advantage of this location to become an integral part of the Baltimore-Washington legal and business community.