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Environmental Law Externship (Washington DC)

(Law 895)

6 credit hours (4 clinical, 2 academic), Summer semester

Students work with federal agencies in the nation’s capital under the supervision of professor Steve P. Solow, a former chief of the Environmental Crimes Section of the U.S. Department of Justice and currently an attorney with the law firm of Hunton & Williams. Placement may be with the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior, Environmental Law Institute, National Academy of Public Administration, Council of Environmental Quality, or other government agencies or NGOs.

The D.C. Externship provides students with an opportunity to work with government agencies and non-profit organizations in Washington full-time over a seven-week period, beginning in early June each year. Students participate in a primer on federal regulatory programs at Pace Law School prior to departing for Washington. Once there, students attend a two-hour class each week, in addition to their full-time externship position. Application during the fall semester and permission of the professor is required.

For more information, please contact Laura Jensen, Associate Director of Environmental Law Programs, at or (914) 422-4693.