From the 2010 News Archive
Prof. Barrett Recognized for Outstanding Advocacy by CLEA
Law School Associate Professor Jane Barrett
, Director of the Environmental Law Clinic, was presented with the 2010 Clinical Legal Education Association
(CLEA) Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers Award on May 7. She received the honor among approximately 500 legal educators from across the country during the 2010 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education
in Baltimore from May 4-8, 2010.
The CLEA Award for Outstanding Advocacy is presented to individuals that demonstrate: commitment to the field of clinical legal education; advancement of the field including work within organizations that affect the contours of legal education, writing and speaking about the field, or by serving as a spokesperson for the field in the litigative, legislative, administrative, and other arenas; and for fostering a spirit of community.
Under Professor Barrett’s leadership, the purview of the Environmental Law Clinic’s extensive docket has included large and complex cases with a wide array of clients, to improve the environment in our state, region and nation as well as the system of law and policy that protects it, and provide experiential learning to future environmental lawyers. Professor Rena Steinzor
highly praised Professor Barrett as "an integral part of the school’s nationally acclaimed Environmental Law Program" in a nominating letter for the award. "Jane works tirelessly to ensure that her students receive an incredible clinical experience and that her clients receive top-notch legal representation. Through her unwavering dedication to her clients, she teaches her students invaluable lessons on ethical lawyering," she wrote.
A 1976 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, Professor Barrett has served as the Director of the Environmental Law Clinic since 2007. With more than 30 years of experience, Professor Barrett is widely recognized among peers as one of the country’s leading environmental litigators. Prior to joining the Law School she was a senior partner at Blank Rome, an Assistant United States Attorney, Chief of Environmental Litigation within the District of Maryland, an Assistant Attorney General for Maryland, and an attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Posted by Carrie Oleynik on May 7, 2010