** This course meets the Professional Skills requirement for graduation.
ENVIRONMENTAL CLINIC IS A 6-HR. CLINIC. STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR BOTH 397C AND 397D.
In this clinic, students will work on one or more projects to improve environmental quality in Texas. Projects may include helping citizens of low income communities in Travis and surrounding counties improve the quality of the water and wastewater systems in their communities, as well as representing state and national environmental organizations and analyzing issues, drafting legal memoranda, participating in administrative proceedings, and, potentially, court cases. The students may work on issues related to endangered species and wildlife protection, clean air, toxics pollution, and climate change. Clinic students will work closely with the professor and local attorneys, community leaders, government officials, and elected officials to provide needed legal services.
In the clinic, students will perform a variety of tasks. These include: (1) consulting with and counseling citizens: (2) preparing letters, legal memoranda and other documents; (3) meeting with public and private officials; (4) and organizing, participating in, and/or attending public meetings.
Clinical students must complete and document twelve hours of clinical work per week during the semester, in addition to class meeting time. The clinic will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
The clinic will meet for two hours per week. There is no prerequisite for the clinic.
In addition to selecting the Clinic during Early Registration, students must fill out a short application