Skip to content

Spring 2025 Seminar

Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Seminar

To learn more about the Clinical Curriculum and Registration, please visit our Clinical Registration Center. You can also find more information on How to Register for Clinics and How Clinical Credits Work.

For more information about this clinic, please visit the Clinic Website, Clinic Q&A and OCP Blog Highlights.

Required Clinic Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (4-5 spring 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: December 13, 2024.

LLM Students: LLM students may enroll in this clinic through Helios.

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.