291A sec. 001 - Environmental Law Clinic Seminar (Fall 2019)
Instructor: Claudia Polsky (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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- W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 136
From August 21, 2019
To November 22, 2019
Course End: November 22, 2019
Enroll Limit: 18
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM
This seminar (Law 291.A) is a co-requisite to the Environmental Law Clinic (295.5E). The seminar will complement work in the Clinic by providing conceptual frames through which to approach clinic work (legal ethics, environmental justice, root cause analysis); training in practical lawyering skills necessary for success in these projects (such as client interviewing, administrative comment-writing, and effective use of public records laws ); environmental subject matter background relevant to specific Clinic projects; and an opportunity to reflection on and discuss Clinic projects. The seminar will feature topical readings and activities, site visits, presentations by varied ELC staff, and occasional guest speakers. In addition to training students in specific modes of advocacy (e.g., litigation), the seminar seeks to train students in tactical analysis of environmental problems and solutions, so that they can begin to identify which advocacy strategies will be most effective in producing a desired environmental outcome.
Enrollment in the seminar (2 units) and the Clinic (4 units) is by permission of the instructor; see description of Law 295.5E (Environmental Law Clinic) for link to application.
There are no formal prerequisites for the ELC Seminar, but Environmental Law & Policy and/or Administrative Law are extremely helpful. Students contemplating environmental law as a career path are strongly encouraged to take both courses prior to graduation (giving priority to Administrative Law).
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Clinics
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Environmental and Energy Law
Social Justice and Public Interest
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