Externship: Environmental Practice

Course Information

Course Number
L6606
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
Administrative Law and Public Policy, Environmental Law, Lawyering, Legal Profession and Professional Responsibility, Racial, Economic, and Social Justice
Type
Externship
Additional Attributes
New Course, Experiential Credit

Section 001 Information

Instructors

Section Description

Environmental law is a broad practice area that includes equity and justice, protection and regulation of human health, natural resource protection and conservation, energy, wildlife protection, forests and fisheries, public lands, land use and intersectional issues. This practice is governed by a variety of legal frameworks operating on international, federal, state and local levels. The Environmental Externship is designed to introduce students to the practice. Each student will be assigned to a field placement based on availability, student input and supervisor review. Placements will be with environmental organizations, non-profit law practices and government agencies. Students will be expected to dedicate an average of 11 hours each week to their fieldwork. Students will also participate in a weekly 2-hour seminar that will address a combination of lawyering skills and environmental practice specific skills. The class is designed to support and contextualize students? field placements while also addressing their professional development. The seminar will: introduce students to important areas and current topics in environmental law; examine how concepts and principles from other areas of law, such as administrative law and energy law, intersect with environmental law; and provide a sense of what is required to succeed in environmental law practice. The seminar will be primarily experiential and will include simulations and opportunities for group and individual reflection. Group discussions of fieldwork will be managed to respect confidentiality of placements.

School Year & Semester
Fall 2021
Location
JGH 501
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Tuesday
1:20 - 3:20 pm
Points
2
Method of Evaluation
Other
J.D Writing Credit?
Minor (automatic)

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in judicial, legislative and/or administrative processes
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in values-based considerations in law-making
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in jurisprudential considerations in legal analysis
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in use of other disciplines in the analysis of legal problems and institutions, e.g., philosophy; economics,other social sciences; and cultural studies

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
Environmental Law Administrative Law Leg-Reg
Other Limitations
None

Other Sections of Externship: Environmental Practice

Section 001

School Year & Semester

Spring 2022

Instructors

Location

JGH 728

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Thursday

Points

2

Section 002

School Year & Semester

Fall 2021

Instructors

Points

2

Section 002

School Year & Semester

Spring 2022

Instructors

Points

2
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