Clinic Practice: Environmental Advocacy
This course is designed to provide a multidisciplinary clinical experience, emphasizing a broad based view of legal strategy and environmental solutions. The clinic will be led by Nancy Loeb, an attorney and professor with extensive litigation and environmental law experience. Students will participate in cases and projects undertaken either directly by the clinic or by Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC). Student supervision will be provided both by ELPC staff attorneys and Nancy Loeb. The clinic will include a weekly seminar led by Nancy Loeb with participation of ELPC staff and other experienced environmental attorneys. The Environmental Advocacy Clinic will train students to pursue environmental solutions through strategies that incorporate a broad range of legal and advocacy options. Students will participate in clinic-led or ELPC-led environmental litigation, administrative proceedings, legislative and rulemaking proceedings, public advocacy and media activities, working with attorneys, scientists, economists and legislative experts. Both through their participation in environmental cases, projects and seminars, students will develop skills in assessing environmental issues and developing strategies, often using multiple legal and advocacy strategies, to address a particular issue. The clinic will also focus on development of lawyering and advocacy skills. NOTE: There will be a mandatory clinic student orientation hosted by clinic faculty on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.