The clinic tackles critical environmental health and environmental justice issues through litigation, administrative agency practice, legislation, and policy analysis on behalf of real-world clients.
Clinic Director: Claudia Polsky
Claudia Polsky is an assistant clinical professor of law and the founding director of the clinic. Before launching the clinic, she spent 18 years as a public sector and public interest environmental litigator: 14 as a deputy attorney general in the Environment Section of the California Department of Justice, and four at Earthjustice and Public Citizen Litigation Group. She has litigated cases in trial and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court; testified before Congress and the California legislature; and drafted and successfully defended environmental regulations. Read more about our staff.