Environmental Law Clinic

The Clinic is an appropriate choice for students interested in administrative, legislative, and litigation practice involving the environment at the local, state, federal, and international levels. Because the Clinic’s 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 work under the supervision of Professor Seema Kakade, Director of the Environmental Law Clinic, as well as the Clinic’s staff attorney. The Clinic represents non-profit organizations and provides legal assistance to governments on a wide array of environmental matters. Depending on the Clinic’s docket, student attorneys may draft legal briefs, participate in client counseling meetings, prepare comments on draft permits, and write memorandum for clients on complex environmental issues.

More information on the Clinic’s work is available here. »

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

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course