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 two decades Maryland's nationally ranked Environmental Law Program has trained environmental lawyers in government, non-profit, corporate, and private practice.
UMD Carey Law delegation, including five students, deliver presentations during the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law’s 11th Annual Colloquium at the University of Waikato in New Zealand
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 and the Environmental Law LLM 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.
Former dean Phoebe Haddon, Joel Fedder and Prof. Percival at the Opening Dinner of the 10th Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.
Photo Credit: Larry Canner
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.
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 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.
Managing Director, Environmental Law Program
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201