Environmental Conservation Outreach

Environmental Conservation Outreach (ECO) is a student-initiated legal services project sponsored by the Environmental Law Society and supervised by Berkeley Law Professor Eric Biber. ECO has completed multiple pro bono projects in concert with local and regional community stakeholders and national NGO partners and clients.

Currently, ECO is planning to develop administrative comments on federal oil and gas leasing, and revisions to California’s regulation of open-pit mining, for NGO clients. ECO is also working to update a database tracking California county-level protections for oak woodlands. Working on a team under the supervision of an ECO Co-Director, student volunteers will conduct legal research and document review, draft legal memoranda, and work together to produce administrative comments for ECO’s clients.

Time Commitment: We expect students to commit 25-30 hours per semester. This will include 3 to 4 general meetings and 2 to 3 small group meetings per semester as well as substantive work on assignments.

Supervision: Students will perform their work under the supervision of Eric Biber, Professor of Law and Director of Environmental and Energy Law Programs at UC Berkeley, School of Law. 

To learn more, contact ECO leadership at Eco.berkeley.law@gmail.com.

How To Apply

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