George Vallas, Class of '11

Former Student/Alumni

The Environmental Clinic was a hugely rewarding experience. Professor Haragan takes a real interest in the development of her students, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work closely with her.  I had only a limited background in environmental law prior to enrolling in the Clinic, and was surprised at the wide range of subjects it involves.  In addition to performing traditional legal research and writing related to environmental lawsuits, I had the opportunity to gain experience in social justice issues such as community development in colonias along the border, and legislative issues involving zoning regulations in the Hill County.  The breadth of experience I gained in the Clinic is truly rare, and I would certainly recommend the program to anyone with any interest in environmental or social justice issues.