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Fall 2021 Seminar

Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course

Required Clinic Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (4-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this required course.

Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None.

By Permission: No.

Add/Drop Deadline: August 13, 2021.

LLM Students: LLM students may apply to the clinic through the LLM General Clinic Application.

This course teaches practical skills, knowledge, and strategies for practicing environmental law.  To supplement your experience in the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, the class examines and works through several of the legal and practical issues involved in enforcing the federal environmental laws through citizen suits.  You will practice skills such as: parsing and applying relevant statutes, regulations, and case law; identifying procedural pathways and strategies for successful judicial challenges to harmful actions; engaging in effective fact gathering; and drafting key documents in a citizen suit (60-day notice letter, standing declarations, and summary judgment briefs).  The course is practical, hands-on, and participatory.  You will develop and apply skills through class discussions, in-class and written exercises, and peer review.

Note: This course will meet for two hours over six sessions on the following dates: September 14th and 28th; October 19th; November 2nd, 16th, and 30th.