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291A sec. 001 - Environmental Law Clinic Seminar (Spring 2021)
Instructor: Claudia Polsky (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
From January 20, 2021
To April 30, 2021
Course End: April 30, 2021
Enroll Limit: 16
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM
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 environmental subject-matter background relevant to specific Clinic projects, training in practical lawyering skills necessary for success in these projects (such as brief writing and oral advocacy), and an opportunity for reflection on and discussion of Clinic projects. The seminar will feature a number of guest speakers and topical readings. The seminar seeks to train students in tactical analysis of environmental problems and solutions, so that they can begin to identify which among litigation, legislative, and/or policy 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.
Due to the nature of this class, some or all of the sessions may not be recorded and posted except as required for accommodation of students with disabilities.
Due to the nature of this class, real-time attendance is required (without an alternative way to earn equivalent credit) except in cases of illness or emergency.
Real-time attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.
There are no formal prerequisites. Environmental Law & Policy and/or Administrative Law are helpful but not essential; however, they are strongly recommended for students intending to practice in this area.
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
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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