In the Environmental Law Clinic you will have the opportunity to work on some of the most pressing pollution, climate change, and land use issues of our time. Environmental law is a complex, interdisciplinary area of legal practice that examines the way humans interact with the natural world. It is a combination of law, policy, and science and often involves competing human and societal interests.
In the clinic, you will work on cases and projects that teach you how to think about environmental problems and critically analyze potential solutions. Past matters and projects in the clinic have involved drafting and arguing briefs in administrative and judicial forums, preparing regulatory submissions, drafting comments on proposed permits, conducting complex legal research and analysis, and providing legal counseling to clients on a host of complex and fascinating environmental issues. Work in the clinic involves matters in a range of geographic areas including local, state, national, and even international levels.
Every day looked a little bit different, but in that way it did feel like you were really practicing as an attorney.