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Environmental Law Clinic

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Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
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"W" Writing
Professional Skills
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Course Description

The Clinic will represent groups and individuals who otherwise could not afford legal and technical services for their environmental and community health needs. Focusing on, among other areas, environmental regulations that impact Western Pennsylvania, students may be assigned to handle matters involving the following activities: commenting on proposed permits, regulations, and environmental impact statements and assessments; drafting court pleadings and briefs; representing clients at administrative hearings; engaging in collaborative legal and technical work; conducting discovery; drafting proposed legislation and rules; evaluating matters for potential future action; meeting with clients, other attorneys, and governmental officials; developing case strategy; factual investigation; community outreach and development; policy work; working with technical experts; and similar tasks. In some instances, students will have primary responsibility for their assigned matters, and the Supervising Attorney will maintain a secondary role.