Tag: Environmental Clinic

Susan Stradley

The Environmental Law Clinic was one of the most valuable experiences I had during law school. I was able to get firsthand experience dealing with major federal environmental laws like Superfund and Clean Air Act citizen suits that my classes only covered in theory. The clinic helps put in perspective why we are attending law […]

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Photo of Brian Downs Brian Downs

If you’re looking for the opportunity to work on impactful projects and learn from experts in environmental law, you should work in the Environmental Clinic.  Students get substantive legal research and writing experience and meet the people and organizations who put the law into action

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Guide to Air Quality Permitting for Concrete Batch Plants

Due to the ubiquity of concrete batch plants, many communities throughout Texas are suffering from the pollution caused by concrete batch plants. Neighbors report particulate emissions coating their homes and cars and causing respiratory problems. They also object to the diesel trucks that cut through their communities and emit toxic air pollutants while idling outside […]

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Thales Smith

If you are interested in understanding how environmental statutes affect the people of Texas and gaining experience with administrative law, take the Environmental Clinic. If you do, you may find, as I have, that you have become an expert on a particular corner of the law that has a profound impact on people’s lives.

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Securing Safe Drinking Water for Texas

The majority of public water systems in Texas are in compliance with contaminant standards and reporting requirements. However, hundreds of public water systems are supplying their customers with water containing unsafe levels of contaminants and have been for years. These systems are frequently, though not always, small systems in rural areas of the state. This […]

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Payne Keinarth

My time in the clinic was an incredible experience. I was able to learn how to do research in new areas of law, sharpen my writing skills, and contribute in a meaningful way to helping our clients. I would absolutely recommend participating in the Environmental Clinic.

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Audrey Elise Doane

The Environmental Clinic was a highlight of my law school experience. My partner and I worked on a civil rights complaint about air pollution. I loved talking to residents who were directly impacted by pollution and working to address their concerns. Participating in a project that had a real world resolution, and receiving advice from […]

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Group photo of students standing outside Opposing permit for new liquefied natural gas plant along the Lower Laguna Madre

The Clinic is co-counseling with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid to represent Vecinos Para el Bienestar de la Comunidad Costera and the Fishers and Shrimper of the RGV.  The new liquefied natural gas facility would result in frequent closures of the Brownsville ship channel limiting clients’ access to their boats, would significantly increase air pollution, and […]

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