Regulatory Policy Clinic

The Regulatory Policy Clinic (formerly the Administrative and Regulatory State Clinic) was founded by Michael Livermore ’06 and New York University School of Law Dean Emeritus, Richard Revesz. This year, the clinic will be taught by Jason A Schwartz ’06, Policy Integrity’s Legal Director. The clinic is now in its seventh semester. The 48 students who have completed the class to date have received an intense, hands-on legal experience working with Policy Integrity lawyers to write public comments on agency rulemakings, file rulemaking petitions with regulatory agencies, and draft memos, briefs, and motions in administrative litigation. Last year, students drafted an amicus brief regarding the EPA’s Mercury Rule. They also submitted comments on the Forest Service’s proposed revisions to its land management planning guidance and the management plan for the Chugash National Forest. In the spring semester, students created a report on mine methane that will be circulated to various agencies. They also researched and drafted merits brief for pending litigation on the options value of drilling for oil and gas in the Outer-continental Shelf.

The clinic takes 8 students in each of the fall and spring semesters. Projects for the fall semester’s clinic will include a memo on Arctic oil policy with the non-profit Oceana and an analysis of the New York Public Service Commission’s approach to cost-benefit analysis of resiliency in the electricity grid.

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