Environmental Law Clinic

In the Environmental Law Clinic, you will have the opportunity to work on some of the most pressing pollution, climate change, environmental justice, 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, drafting comments on proposed permits and regulations, writing and providing testimony supporting proposed legislation, conducting complex legal research, analysis, and writing, developing potential litigation, 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, regional, and national levels.

Every day looked a little bit different, but in that way it did feel like you were really practicing as an attorney.

Michelle Kim '21