The Environmental Law Clinic, established in 1987, is part of the schoolís nationally acclaimed Environmental Law Program and an important part of the University of Marylandís nationally ranked clinical law program. Completion of the Clinic satisfies the experiential learning component of the Environmental Law Programís Concentration in Environmental Law. The Clinic is also an appropriate choice for students interested in administrative, legislative, and litigation practice involving the environment and public health at the state and federal levels. Because the Clinicís matters are complex and typically last for a number of years, the Clinic is a two-semester commitment, during which time students earn four credits per semester and a total of eight credits for the academic year. Students in the Clinic cannot participate in other internship or externship programs. The Clinic is offered for seven credits during the summer semester by application only. If interested in the summer Clinic experience, please contact William Piermattei, Managing Director of the Environmental Law Program.
Students in the Clinic work under the supervision of Professor Jane Barrett, Director of the Environmental Law Clinic, as well as the Clinicís staff attorneys and fellows. The Clinic represents non-profit organizations and civic associations on a wide array of environmental matters. Depending on the Clinicís docket, student attorneys may draft legal briefs, participate in hearings or arguments, prepare comments on draft permits, conduct compliance investigations, and advise clients on a host of complex environmental issues.
The Environmental Law Clinic satisfies the Cardin Requirement. Students who enroll in this course are required to attend a one-day Environmental Law Clinic Orientation in addition to the Clinical Law Program Orientation.
C: or P: Environmental Law
Current & Previous Instructors:
Jane F. Barrett;
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Spring, 2016 (Day).