Environmental Law Clinic

The Environmental Law Clinic is taught by two senior lawyers—Eric A. Goldstein and Nancy S. Marks—at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the nation’s most prominent non-profit environmental organizations. Students attend a weekly seminar and work with NRDC attorneys on a wide range of federal and state litigation, legislation, policy development, and administrative proceedings.  Recent student projects in the Clinic have focused on litigating under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to remedy contamination in poor communities of color; developing legal strategies to challenge environmentally irresponsible “fracking” of oil shale; analyzing legal regimes governing offshore wind energy in the U.S. and E.U.; researching state tort law theories to address hazards of coal ash dumping; formulating sustainable models for providing, transporting, and distributing food locally; litigating to abate a public and private nuisance from sewage and sludge treatment facilities; and participating in administrative proceedings on energy efficiency and climate change issues.