environmental law centers
It’s not just on the coasts where law schools works on sustainability.
This is part of an occasional series on the work of environmental law centers. My goal in this series is to highlight one of the ways that law schools work for the public interest, not just on the coasts but throughout the country. Here, I’ll focus on the Interior West — the plains, mountains, and …CONTINUE READING
It’s not hospitable territory for environmental work, but some law schools are still trying.
National environmental groups tend not to devote many resources to the Deep South. State governments and often courts are barren ground for environmental arguments. And.the local activist community is also thin. Law schools are also fewer in number than in the Northeast or Pacific Coasts. So what’s going on in those schools in the environmental …CONTINUE READING
Environmental law centers aren’t just a California thing. .
Readers of this blog probably have some sense of what the environmental law centers at UCLA and here at Berkeley are doing. There are too many environmental law centers to do a a comprehensive nationwide survey, and trying to pick a top-10 list would be completely subjective. To keep this post manageable, I’ll only discuss …CONTINUE READING
Yes, it’s fundraising season. And yes, we’re asking you to help out.
Yes, it’s fundraising season. And yes, we’re asking for your help on this Giving Tuesday — not for our own sakes, but because we think the work we’re trying to do on climate change and other issues is important. Like everyone else, I’m sure you find fundraising appeals annoying. That’s why we hardly ever do …CONTINUE READING
Yes, it’s fundraising season. And yes, we’re asking for your help.
Like everyone else, I’m sure you find fundraising appeals annoying. That’s why we hardly ever do them. But twice a year doesn’t seem like too much of an imposition, and this is a really important time. In many ways, developments in Washington have been even grimmer than expected. So there’s an especially critical need today for …CONTINUE READING
Quite a bit, as it turns out.
Law schools produce volumes of scholarship on climate change and energy issues. They also train the next generation of leaders in environmental law. Those are the traditional roles, but many law schools are also engaging more directly with those issues. I’ve put together a sample of some current programs, which illustrate the depth and diversity …CONTINUE READING
How do law schools promote environmental law? Let me count the ways.
My favorite Sesame Street character is the Count.* Like him, “I love to count Things.” A list of law school programs in environment and energy law, recently compiled by Ed Richards at LSU, gave me the opportunity to do just that. Here are some of the things that I counted: 39 environmental law clinics 40 LLM …CONTINUE READING
How Law Schools Serve the Public
Most people probably think of law schools, when they think of them at all, as places that train future lawyers. That’s true, and it’s important, but law schools do a lot more. Faculty scholarship makes a difference –law review articles laid the foundation for many of the ideas now guiding judges (both on the Right …CONTINUE READING
This is the final installment in a series of posts about the public service activities of environmental law programs. There are a lot of law schools in this part of the country; space allows the inclusion of entries from only a few of them: A clinic that represents solar power companies, assists communities with climate …CONTINUE READING