Wendy B. Jacobs

Clinical Professor of Law

Director, Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

Clinic Work

The Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic offers students an opportunity to do real-life and real-time legal and policy work.  Clinic offerings include local, national and international projects covering the spectrum of environmental issues.  Depending on the project, students may undertake litigation and advocacy work by drafting briefs, preparing testimony, conducting research, developing strategy, and reviewing proposed legislation.

Some students work off-campus with government agencies and nonprofit organizations, while others work on-campus on cutting-edge projects and case work under the supervision of Clinical Professor Wendy Jacobs, Senior Clinical Instructor Shaun Goho, and Clinical Instructor Aladdine Joroff. Current clinic projects focus on offshore drilling, municipal climate change adaptation, hydraulic fracturing, green infrastructure, conservation easements, amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and solar photovoltaic litigation.

For more information on the Clinic's work, please visit the Clinic website at http://environment.law.harvard.edu/emmett-clinic/