Saving the Planet, One Case at a Time

These 50 law school clinics are doing vital work on environmental issues across the country.

Law school clinics are where the proverbial rubber meets the road. They  introduce students to the realities of lawyering. Often, they are a law school’s most important form of public service.  Environmental law clinics have blossomed across the country. Today’s post provides a directory to the clinics.

There are several sites that promise comprehensive lists of environmental law clinics, but each list has gaps and some links to nonclinical programs.  (And one is now a blank page). I’ve combined the information from the lists and added a few additional clinics. I’m relying on crowdsourcing to help me fill in any remaining gaps.

  1. University of Arizona (Natural Resource Use & Management Clinic)
  2. Barry University (Environmental and Earth Law Clinic)
  3. University of Buffalo (Environmental Advocacy Clinic)
  4. University of California, Berkeley (Environmental Law Clinic)
  5. University of California, Davis (Water Justice Clinic)
  6. University of California, Irvine (Environmental Law Clinic)
  7. UCLA (Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic and California Legislation and Policy Clinic)
  8. University of California San Francisco Law School (formerly Hastings) (Environmental Law Clinic)
  9. University of Chicago (Abrams Environmental Law Clinic) 
  10. Chicago-Kent College of Law (Environmental and Energy Law Clinic)
  11. University of Colorado (Environmental Law Clinic)
  12. Columbia (Advanced Environmental Law Clinic)
  13. University of Connecticut (Environmental Law Clinic)
  14. CUNY (Health and Environmental Practice Clinic,)
  15. University of Denver College of Law (Earthjustice Clinic)
  16. University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (Environmental Law Clinic).
  17. Duke (Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic)
  18. Emory University School of Law (Turner Environmental Law Clinic)
  19. University of Florida, Levin College of Law (Interdisciplinary Conservation Clinic)
  20. George Washington University (Access to Justice Clinic – Environmental Justice & Community Lawyering Division)
  21. Georgetown (Environmental Law & Justice Clinic)
  22. University of Georgia (Land Conservation Clinic, Land Use Clinic)
  23. Golden Gate University School of Law (Environmental Law and Justice Clinic)
  24. Gonzaga (Environmental Law & Land Use Clinic)
  25. Harvard (Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic)
  26. Hawaii (Environmental Law Clinic)
  27. Indiana University, Maurer School of Law (Conservation Laww Clinic)
  28. Lewis and Clark Law School – (Earth Rise Advocacy CenterInternational Environmental Law Project)
  29. Loyola of New Orleans (Environmental Policy Lab)
  30. University of Maryland School of Law (Environmental Law Clinic)
  31. Miami (Environmental Justice Clinic)
  32. University of Michigan Law School (Environmental Law & Sustainability Clinic)
  33. University of New Mexico (Natural Resources and Environmental Law Clinic)
  34. New York Law School (Conservation Law & Policy Clinic)
  35. NYU (Environmental Law Clinic)
  36. University of Oregon Law School (Environmental Law Clinic)
  37. Pace University School of Law (Environmental Litigation Clinic)
  38. University of Pittsburgh (Environmental Law Clinic)
  39. University of San Diego (Energy Law & Policy Clinic
  40. Stanford Law School (Environmental Law Clinic)
  41. University of Texas (Environmental Law Clinic)
  42. Texas A&M (Environmental and Natural Resources Systems Clinic)
  43. Tulane Law School  (Tulane Environmental Law Clinic
  44. Vermont Law and Graduate School (Environmental Advocacy Clinic, Environmental Justic Clinic, Energy Clinic, Farmed Animal Advocacy Clinic (focuses on animal issues in the fight for environmental protection), Food and Agriculture Clinic, and Transnational Environmental Law Clinic.)
  45. University of Victoria (British Columbia) (Environmental Law Centre clinic)
  46. University of Virginia  (Environmental Law and Community Engagement Clinic)
  47. Wake Forest (Environmental Law and Policy Clinic)
  48. Washington University School of Law (Interdisciplinary Environmental Law Clinic)
  49. Widener  University Delaware Law School (Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic)
  50. Yale Law School (Environmental Protection Clinic)

Please let me know about any clinic I’ve accidentally left out.  In the meantime, let’s salute the work that these clinics are doing across the country, from Hawai’i to Maine and LA to Miami.

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Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…

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Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…

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