Environmental Law Program


The Environmental Law Program congratulates this year’s group of students in the class of 2017 who earned a concentration in Environmental Law

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The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Environmental Law Program is committed to developing tomorrow's environmental leaders by addressing today's environmental challenges. For more than three decades Maryland's nationally ranked Environmental Law Program has trained environmental lawyers in government, non-profit, corporate, and private practice.



The curriculum is taught by full time and adjunct faculty drawn from the thriving Baltimore-Washington D.C. environmental law community. The combination of scholarly and practical training is a hallmark of the Environmental Law Program. The Environmental Law program also includes an Environmental Law LLM program as well as a Master of Science in Law program.

The University of Maryland's environmental law clinic provides students with an active docket of environmental litigation and policy matters to develop their advocacy skills. The American Bar Association recognized the Clinic’s outstanding work in 2012 by honoring them with its Distinguished Achievement Award in Environmental Law and Policy. Students also gain hands-on experience through the externship program.

The environmental law program also supports a vibrant student community, including environmental law moot court and negotiation teams that regularly excel in nationwide competitions and the Maryland Environmental Law Society, the student-run environmental advocacy group.

Recently, the Environmental Law Program teamed up with Pace Law School to form the Maryland-Pace Environmental Law Alliance. Dean David Yassky, of Pace, and Dean Donald Tobin, of Maryland, signed the memorandum of understanding that commences the Maryland-Pace Environmental Law Alliance. This first of its kind collaboration between environmental law programs will draw on each program’s strengths in the field to train the next generation of environmental lawyers in a new era of legal education and environmental challenges.

Students also have the opportunity to work as research assistants for faculty members. The Berman Student Fellowship provides a student the opportunity to work for Environmental Law faculty on environmental law research and scholarly publications. The Fedder Scholar Program gives our students the opportunity to travel and present their research to an international community of environmental scholars. In addition to working with our own environmental law faculty members, we encourage students to partner with other programs here at the law school, including The Network for Public Health Law. The Network for Public Health Law connects and serves individuals and organizations committed to applying the law to improve public health. Working with and for public health practitioners; local, tribal, state and federal officials; lawyers; policy-makers and public health advocates, the Network delivers innovative legal technical assistance, training materials, and programs on public health law and connects those resources with petitioners and government officials working in the public health law field. The Eastern Region will provide assistance on all public health matters focusing on environmental health, food safety and injury prevention.

For more information about the UM Carey Law's Environmental Law Program please contact us.

William Piermattei
Managing Director, Environmental Law Program
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
410-706-8157 wpiermattei@law.umaryland.edu

Kate Woods
Coordinator, Environmental Law Program
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
410-706-4529
kwoods@law.umaaryland.edu


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