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295.5E sec. 001 - Environmental Law Clinic (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Sabrina Ashjian  
Instructor: Steve Castleman  
Instructor: Antonette Cordero  
Instructor: Claudia Polsky  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 4
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

    Course Start: August 16, 2021
    Course End: November 23, 2021

    Enrollment info:
    Enrolled: 10
    Waitlisted: 0
    Enroll Limit: 16
    As of: 11/27 11:59 PM


    The Environmental Law Clinic (295.5E; 4 units) has a varied issue docket that spans local to national 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 focuses on Environmental Health (limiting human exposure to toxic chemicals, pollution, and radiation) and Environmental Justice (with a focus on climate justice).

    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 ( https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/forms/clinics/clinical_application.php) for information about the application process. The Environmental Law Clinic Seminar (Law 291.A; 2 units) is a co-requisite.

    Prerequisites:
    No prerequisites. The Environmental Law Clinic Seminar is a co-requisite. Recommended (but not required) prior or concurrent courses: Environmental Law & Policy, and Administrative Law.

    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.

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    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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