Clean Energy Leaders In Law

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Clean Energy Leaders in Law (CELL) seeks to accelerate an equitable transition to renewable energy. Low-income neighborhoods and communities of color disproportionately experience the burdens of climate change and often lack access to renewable energy alternatives, such as residential solar. Through CELL, students can support non-profits aiming to address these inequities and improve access to community-owned renewable energy projects. Additionally, CELL hopes to build a robust and caring network of individuals passionate about the clean energy transition.

Students in CELL will engage in policy, legal, and community projects, including: 

  • Reviewing and analyzing proposed and enacted federal, state, or local legislation and regulations related to renewable energy equity, 
  • Reviewing and responding to filings by utilities and other advocates in regulatory proceedings, 
  • Developing policy recommendations to increase equity and justice in the renewable energy transition, 
  • Providing support for larger transactional projects on an ad hoc basis, 
  • Writing memoranda on emerging renewable energy issues, 
  • Potentially visiting local renewable energy installations, and 
  • Participating in CELL community socials and events throughout the semester


Supervision: Students will receive training and be supervised by attorneys at GRID Alternatives & Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP.

Time Commitment: 15-20 hours per semester to include a weekly lunchtime meeting (time determined by participants’ availability).

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