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295.5E sec. 001 - Environmental Law Clinic (Spring 2024)

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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Units: 4
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Course Start: January 08, 2024
Course End: May 08, 2024
This course is open to 1Ls.

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 7
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 8
As of: 02/24 11:56 PM


The Environmental Law Clinic focuses on Environmental Justice and Environmental Health. Our varied issue docket spans local to national matters, and provides hands-on opportunities for students in litigation, administrative agency practice, 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 seeks to address major environmental crises of our time in a way that promotes social, 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.


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.


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
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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