295.5E sec. 001 - Environmental Law Clinic (Fall 2023)
Instructor: Steve Castleman (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Claudia Polsky (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Course End: December 06, 2023
Enroll Limit: 15
As of: 09/23 11:57 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; serving client needs for pro bono representation; and making an environmental difference.
The Clinic focuses on Environmental Justice and Environmental Health. The Clinic seeks to address major environmental crises of our time in a way that promotes social, cultural, racial, 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. (See: a href=https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/forms/clinics/clinical_application.php https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/forms/clinics/clinical_application.php/a.) The Environmental Law Clinic Seminar (Law 291A; 2 units) is a co-requisite.
There are no prerequisites. The Environmental Law Clinic Seminar (2 credits) is a co-requisite.
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.
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
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest
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