2021 Archive

Sahil Solankee

While law school, virtual or not, can be isolating, the Clinic helped me focus instead on connecting. Connecting with my clinic partner to work through thorny legal issues, connecting with our client to see them off one step closer to their goals, and connecting with the community. In particular, I enjoyed working with entrepreneurs and […]

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Clean Air Act Citizen Suit Against Wood Pellet Manufacturer

  Environmental Clinic students are working alongside the Environmental Integrity Project on a citizen suit against an East Texas wood pellet manufacturer. The manufacturer has violated its air permits and has illegally emitted hazardous air pollutants, endangering the community and environment surrounding the plant. Clinic students have been integral to the trial team and involved […]

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Language Access at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

TCEQ, our state’s environmental regulatory arm, allows for public participation in environmental permitting and rulemaking, albeit through opaque processes. One of the many barriers Texans face in attempting to engage in environmental advocacy for themselves and their communities is the limited access to information in languages other than English. Clinic students worked with Earthjustice in […]

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Multi-Clinic State Environmental Justice Survey

Clinic students have joined a coalition, including the Vermont Law School Environmental Justice Clinic, Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA), Conservation Law Foundation, Hastings University, and American University, working together to catalog state environmental justice laws, regulations, and policies. The research will be made available on a website and will be used to develop best practices […]

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Abbey Jones

The environmental clinic was my most enjoyable, rewarding experience of law school. Students have the opportunity to assist underserved communities and non-profit organizations to develop legal solutions to environmental issues, including environmental justice. Students also develop contacts and practical legal experience by collaborating with client attorneys on a variety of federal and state environmental legal […]

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Asociación de Residentes de North Lamar (ARNL)

Asociación de Residentes de North Lamar (ARNL), a residents’ association in a mobile home park community in North Austin, organized themselves in 2015 to prevent property neglect, significant rent increases, and evictions from the property owners, who were know nationwide for promoting predatory practices by mobile home park owners. In 2020, during the pandemic, ARNL […]

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Jake Herrel

The Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic set me up for success after law school. During my first few weeks at the firm, it became evident that I was afforded far more transactional exposure than my peers while in law school, all thanks to the Clinic. This made the transition to practice way easier and led […]

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Protecting African American Historic Places in Texas: A Community Legal Toolkit

This guide provides community groups and individuals interested in the preservation of sites in Texas with ties to African American heritage with an overview of the legal tools available to help achieve their goals. The focus of this toolkit is on the most common legal tools available to help preserve African American historic sites, rather than the […]

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