Externship: Environmental

Externship: Environmental

Course Number: 821, CRN 73846
Students spend twelve hours a week prosecuting environmental law violations in various environmental law enforcement agencies, including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Environmental Crimes Unit of the Westchester County District Attorney, the federal Environmental Protection Agency, and the environmental justice project of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Student work and the practice experience are further reviewed in a weekly seminar session with the faculty supervisor. The seminar also compares the approach to legal issues and environmental problems of government lawyers and "public interest" lawyers and systematically analyzes topics such as the authority of the courts, the scope of judicial review, the relationship between administrative agency records and litigation, available remedies, and state-federal relations, as they arise within the framework of the clinical experience. Environmental Law Survey is required but may be taken concurrently. Also required: permission of the instructor.
Environmental Law, Externship