For almost a decade, New York City has undertaken an ambitious urban agenda that includes a major focus on environmental issues, ranging from reducing the city’s impact on climate change to dealing with waterways and brownfields. This seminar will address the legal problems that New York City confronts in undertaking this effort. Taught in conjunction with attorneys now working for the New York City Law Department, the seminar will consist of two parts. The first, which involves classroom work, will take place predominantly in the fall. This element will introduce basic issues of local government law and local environmental policy. The second, which involves clinical work with the New York City Law Department, will take place principally in the Spring. It will enable students to help the City in its effort to resolve some of the legal issues that it now faces. The seminar is limited to 12 students, and every student must be involved in both aspects of the seminar. To join the seminar, you must obtain permission from the instructor. To do so, you should email@example.com, explaining your background and your interest. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.