Environmental Law Clinic Year in Review

The Environmental Law Clinic had a terrific 2020-2021 school year. The Clinic remained focused on environmental justice with students engaging on multiple issues related to rail transportation, water and air pollution, and urban agriculture.

In one matter, the Clinic appealed a Planning Board decision regarding the siting of a gas station in Prince George’s County on behalf of a local community group. In several other matters, the Clinic drafted extensive administrative comments for community groups, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and Clean Water Act. In addition, the Clinic provided counseling and drafting assistance to a non-profit organization abroad for proposed legislation to regulate coal ash waste, using the United States as an example. Finally, the Clinic also conducted several legal education and empowerment webinars on environmental law that were very well attended.

It is truly amazing how much our Clinic students were able to accomplish despite being remote the entire school year.

About Maryland Carey Law

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law was established in 1816 and began regular instruction in 1824. It is the third-oldest law school in the nation, but its innovative programs make it one of the liveliest and most dynamic today. Maryland Carey Law stands among five other professional schools on the Founding Campus of the University of Maryland. It has taken advantage of this location to become an integral part of the Baltimore-Washington legal and business community.