Liam Veazey

In the Environmental Clinic, I was able to put my interest in environmental justice and community lawyering into practice. In the Clinic, you get the opportunity to work on foundational legal skills–research, writing, analysis, and public speaking. But even more importantly, I learned a lot about how substantive and procedural laws and regulations can be harnessed to advance the goals of community groups fighting for environmental equity. Although I felt that the project provided an exciting level of agency in the work, my favorite experience was being able to work directly with and learn from Kelly Haragan, an experienced environmental attorney, and community leaders who have been fighting environmental injustice in their communities for years. If you are interested in environmental law, civil rights, community lawyering, or simply learning how to be a good legal advocate, I highly recommend the Environmental Clinic.

Category: Perspectives