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295.5E sec. 001 - Environmental Law Clinic (Fall 2019)

Instructor: Claudia Polsky  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Heather Lewis  
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Units: 4

    Course Start: August 19, 2019
    Course End: November 26, 2019

    Enrollment info:
    Enrolled: 10
    Waitlisted: 0
    Enroll Limit: 22
    As of: 04/07 11:14 PM


    The Environmental Law Clinic (295.5E; 4 units) will have a varied issue docket that spans local to global matters, and provides hands-on opportunities for students in administrative agency practice, litigation, legislative drafting, and policy formulation. The Clinic has three goals: making students creative and effective environmental lawyers; making an environmental difference; and addressing environmental legal needs of underserved communities.

    The Clinic's areas of focus are Environmental Health (limiting human exposure to toxic chemicals, pollution, and radiation) and Environmental Justice (promoting climate justice, the right to safe drinking water, green job creation, and equity in access to nature).

    The Clinic seeks to address major environmental crises of our time in a way that also promotes social and economic equity. Simply put, How can we create a new green economy that is both ecologically sustainable and more just?

    Students interested in participating in the Environmental Clinic should go to the Clinical Program Application page for information about the application process. The Environmental Law Clinic Seminar (Law 291.A; 2 units) is a co-requisite.

    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this class. Please see notes for the Environmental Law Clinic Seminar regarding strongly recommended classes, one of which you may wish to take concurrently.

    Requirements Satisfaction:

    Work in the clinic may satisfy Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement with instructor approval. In order to satisfy Option 2, clinic students must complete a paper or series of written work that comprises 30 or more pages. Students who wish to satisfy the writing requirement must get instructor approval and submit their draft for comment and revision.

    Option 2 form needed:
    https://www.law.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Writing_Requirement_2017.pdf

    This class may satisfy either the writing requirement or the experiential requirement but not both.

    Student Services is available to answer questions.


    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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