Law Firm Program: Environmental Law (7130)

This three credit hour course explores providing legal advice on environmental issues to clients concerned with regulatory enforcement or threatened litigation arising from air, water, hazardous waste, or the use and release of toxic substances.  First year associates will work under the direction of the Law Firm's Senior Partner to recognize, prioritize and evaluate environmental issues presented by clients.  Effective written and oral communication skills are emphasized. Federal and State environmental laws, regulations and case law are studied in a continuing legal education format. Associates are urged to take the initiative in handling a matter from its initial stage to its logical conclusion by asking questions and directing the client on which resources to expend.  Students must have environmental experience, ideally through a previous environmental law class or, with the Professor's approval either substantial real world experience or being co-registered in an Environmental Law class.

Course Details

  • Credits: 3