Environmental Law Clinic and Seminar | L4206/L4802
Clinic: The goal of the Environmental Law Clinic of the Student Law Office (SLO) is to protect the environment and public health, while teaching students practical legal skills that will translate into any practice area. Students applying for the Environmental Law Clinic are asked to select between two tracks: the Federal Wildlife Project or the Colorado Urban Project. Students who select the Federal Wildlife Project (FWP) track in the Environmental Law Clinic will work on the preservation of endangered species and their habitats throughout Colorado and the western United States. Students who select the Colorado Urban Project (CUP) track in the Environmental Law Clinic will work to address the emerging environmental issues along Colorado's urban Front Range. This is a yearlong course with 6 out of class credits for this course and 3 in class credits through the corequisite course L4802, Environmental Law Clinic Seminar, per semester
Seminar: During class, students will review federal civil procedure through a lecture series entitles "anatomy of a lawsuit," have specific lectures on effective legal writing, and commonly used statues such as the Freedom of Information Act, and Endangered Species Act. Each student must also prepare a class presentation on their assigned major case, and participate in random, less formal docket meetings. Students must also attend four guest lectures from lawyers and other professionals on environmental law advocacy issues. Students will earn 3 in class credits for this course and 6 out of class credits through the corequisite course L4206, Environmental Law Clinic.
Prerequisites: Evidence & Legal Profession. L4206 and L4802 may be taken concurrently.
Credit Hours: Year-Long Clinic: 9 (3 in-class credits and 6 out-of-class credits per semester)
ULW: This class may meet the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)