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Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement.
Required Class Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course (1 winter classroom credit). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in this clinic will automatically enroll you in the required one-credit course.
Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None.
By Permission: Yes. Applications should include a resume and one-page statement of interest. Applications from JD students should be sent directly to Clinic Director Andrew Mergen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jacqueline Calahong (email@example.com) by October 31, 2023.
Add/Drop Deadline: November 17, 2023.
LLM Students: LLM students may submit an application.
Placement Site: HLS. Students are carefully matched to their projects/placements by the Clinic Director approximately 4 weeks in advance of the semester. Certain projects and placements have a longer lead time. The Clinic Director speaks with each enrolled student to determine the appropriate project or placement.
The Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School offers students the opportunity to practice environmental law through work on a variety of litigation, administrative, legislative, and policy projects. The Clinic works with scientists, medical professionals, nonprofit and public interest organizations, and government clients on environmental and energy issues at the federal, state, and local level. The work includes writing briefs and comment letters, drafting climate change mitigation and adaptation regulations and policies for municipalities, preparing guidance documents and manuals for non-lawyers, drafting model legislation, and preparing policy papers. The Clinic develops novel strategies to address thorny environmental problems; investigates new cases; works with scientific, economic, and policy experts to help them present their views about the impacts of legal reforms; advises citizen scientists; and convenes meetings of policy-makers and regulators.
This winter term clinic is limited to 10 students and is by application only.