Spring 2014
    Law No.: LAW8640
    Sched. No.: 114219477

Environmental Law and Conservation Clinic
Section 1
Hoagland, Roy A.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):M, 1410-1510 (WB127)
Capacity:4 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
Current Enrollment:3 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**

Course Description:

Students in the clinic will have the opportunity to participate in the legal practice of the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), a highly respected non-profit law firm dedicated the protection and restoration of the natural resources and the environment of the Southeast. Located here in Charlottesville, SELC's portfolio includes work at the local, state and federal levels on matters ranging from forestland and wetland protection to air and water pollution reduction (http://www.southernenvironment.org/). Students will work directly with SELC attorneys, conducting fact investigations; participating in strategy discussions; drafting regulatory comments, court pleadings, and legal briefs; participating in conferences and negotiations with legislators or other government officials (including agency staff); performing policy and litigation research and analyses; attending court and legislative proceedings; etc. Students will spend on average 16 hours per week working with the SELC attorneys in the SELC office; one hour in a weekly seminar (topics will range from substantive law overviews to policy discussions to presentations from guest speakers); and half an hour in a weekly dialogue with the environmental clinic supervisor (to be arranged between the student and the clinical supervisor). The clinic is limited to four students per semester. For additional information, please feel free to contact the clinic supervisor, Roy A. Hoagland, Esq., at royhoagland@hopeimpacts.com.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this course must attend the first class session.
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Participation in the activities of the clinical placement; producing the documents necessitated by clinical experience; maintaining a student journal

This course is on the professional skills course list.