Advanced Environmental Law and Community Engagement Clinic

Information Introduction

LAW8668
Section 1, Spring 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 4/4
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date

Mon

1130-1250 SL107A

Course Description

The Environmental Law and Community Engagement Clinic fits within the Law School’s Program in Law, Communities, and the Environment (PLACE). Students in this semester-long clinic have the opportunity to work on real-world environmental cases in a variety of venues — before courts, administrative agencies and public utility commissions. The clinic has represented a diverse array of public-interest clients in recent years, from a community group working preserve an early 20th century African-American schoolhouse to local governments filing an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition to working on in-house clinic cases, students are also afforded the option of working closely with attorneys at the Southern Environmental Law Center, a nationally prominent environmental law and policy organization that is headquartered in Charlottesville. Students interested in a yearlong clinic experience may enroll in the Advanced Environmental Law and Community Engagement Clinic.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Other Work

Students will be expected to take on a greater role in working directly with clients and partner groups. In addition to working on in-house clinic cases, students also have the opportunity to work closely with attorneys at the Southern Environmental Law Center, a nationally prominent environmental law and policy organization that is headquartered in Charlottesville.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: (Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic (8640)) Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: Environmental Law (LAW 6112) and/or Administrative Law (LAW 6102) recommended as pre- or co-requisites, but neither is required.

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: No additional course materials beyond what will be provided for students’ individual cases and projects.

Course Notes: NOTE REGARDING GRADING BASIS: students in this clinic will receive an Honors (H), Pass (P) or Fail (F) grade at the conclusion of the semester.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124217870

Modified Type: Clinical

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Environmental and Land Use Law , Litigation and Procedure

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