Students must register for both 397C and 397D for a total of 6 hrs.
In this clinic, students will work with citizens of several low income communities in Travis and surrounding counties to assist with their quest to improve the quality of the water and wastewater systems in their communities. The students will also work with state and national environmental organizations to analyze issues, draft legal memoranda, participate in administrative proceedings, and, potentially, court cases. The students may work on issues related to endangered species and wildlife protection, clean air, toxics pollution, and climate change. Clinic students will work closely with the professor and local attorneys, community leaders, government officials, and elected officials to provide needed legal services.
In the clinic, students will perform a variety of tasks. These may include: (1) consulting with and counseling citizens: (2) preparing letters, legal memoranda and other documents; (3) meeting with public and private officials; (4) and organizing, participating in, and/or attending public meetings.
Clinical students must complete and document twelve hours of clinical work per week during the semester, in addition to class meeting time. The clinic will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
The clinic will meet for two hours per week. There is no prerequisite for the clinic.