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2 or 3 Credits (Clinic)

Students in this clinical component spend 10 (2-credit) or 15 (3-credit) hours each week in various settings and roles related to the practice of environmental law. 


Placements include government agencies, private firms, or public interest organizations in the area of environmental law. Law students submit weekly journals, describing and reflecting on their experiences in the field, and meet in a series of seminars with the course instructor and/or the Clinical Director to explore the relationship between the principles covered in class and their fieldwork. This course also satisfies New England Law’s Experiential Education Requirement.

“The Environmental Law Clinic landed me at the state Department of Environmental Protection, a dream spot for someone who came to school hell-bent on engaging in environmental causes.… One day I was working on an extensive memo regarding the legal limits on use of drones by law enforcement; the next, I was romping through the woods at the site of the Pilgrims’ first settlement in Plymouth.” —Michael Horan ’16