Clinic: Environmental

ENVIRONMENTAL CLINIC – 6 credits, pass/fail (application required)

The Clinic is open to students who have completed their first two semesters. There is no prerequisite for the clinic.

Students in the Environmental Clinic work with underserved communities throughout Texas to advocate for solutions to today’s pressing environmental problems, including environmental injustice and climate change.  Students in the Clinic learn to think creatively about how to use the law to protect and improve environmental quality and public health. 

Students work on cases in teams, under the supervision of clinic faculty.  Students should expect to spend 10-12 hours per week working on clinic cases.

Recent clinic projects have included:

  • civil rights complaints,
  • environmental enforcement in federal courts,
  • permitting and rulemaking proceedings before courts and administrative agencies,
  • nuisance actions,
  • community education,
  • pollution monitoring, and
  • environmental policy research.

Through their work on cases, students in the Clinic have gained practical experience with factual investigation and analysis, client counseling and community education, administrative research and advocacy before regulatory agencies, and legal drafting and litigation support.

Students also participate in a weekly two-hour seminar in which we discuss environmental laws, environmental justice, and the efficacy of current laws for protecting health and the environment. 

To apply for the Clinic, please submit the online application.

For additional information regarding the clinic, contact Clinic Director Kelly Haragan (haragan@law.utexas.edu, 512-232-2654) or Clinic Administrator Sarah Beach (sbeach@law.utexas.edu, 512-232-2454).

 


Special Instructions - Course/Seminar

APPLICATION REQUIRED. Application and/or instructions on how to apply for this course can be accessed on the web: https://law.utexas.edu/student-affairs/academic-services/course-applications/. For early registration, enter this unique number last.

Professor keeps his/her own waitlist

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Thursday 2:15 - 4:05 pm JON 5.208

Examination information not available

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory
Features
Satisfies ABA Professional Skills Requirement
  • 6 credit hours count toward ABA Experiential Learning Requirement