Clinic: Environmental

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
THU 2:15 - 4:05 pm JON 6.206

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location


ENVIRONMENTAL CLINIC – 6 credits (application required) Fall 2013 Taught by: Kelly Haragan Students must register for both 397C and 397D for a total of 6 hrs. Environmental Clinic students work to improve environmental quality and public health in low-income communities in Texas. Clinic projects are varied and have included: Clean Air Act rule challenges in the Federal Court of Appeals, Clean Water and Clean Air Act citizen enforcement suits in the federal district courts, permit challenges before administrative agencies and judges, contaminated site clean-ups, and environmental policy work. Our clients are primarily low-income individuals and local community groups. Students perform a variety of tasks, depending on the nature of their assigned cases. Tasks include: (1) researching and preparing letters, legal memoranda, discovery responses, written testimony, briefs, and other documents; (2) meeting with clients, public officials, and company representatives; (3) organizing, participating in, and/or attending public meetings; and (4) assisting in hearings and courts proceedings. Clinic students work with the professor and local and national attorneys, community leaders, and government officials to provide pro bono legal services. The Clinic will be graded on a pass/fail basis. Students must complete and document approximately fifteen hours of clinical work per week during the semester, in addition to class meeting and preparation time. The clinic class will meet for approximately two hours per week. There is no prerequisite for the Clinic. To apply for the Clinic, students should select the Clinic during early registration, fill out a short application, and submit a resume. The deadline for submitting applications and for early registration is March 29, 2013. Please submit the clinic application and a resume to Mauricio Pajon by email at or in person in CCJ 1.304. For additional information regarding the clinic, please contact: Kelly Haragan (, 512-232-2654).