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Fall 2011 - Environmental

Haragan, Kelly L

Course ID: 397C  Unique # 29530  Credit Hours: 3  (Pass/Fail only)
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Tuesday 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm CCJ 3.310
Exams:  None
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must take at least one the following classes concurrently:
29600 - Environmental: Skills
Clinic - APPLICATION REQUIRED. Application and/or instructions on how to apply for this clinic can be accessed on the web:
** This course meets the Professional Skills requirement for graduation.

ENVIRONMENTAL CLINIC – 6 credits (application required)

Fall 2011

Taught by:  Kelly Haragan

Students must register for both 397C and 397D for a total of 6 hrs.

In the Environmental Clinic, students work to improve environmental quality and protect the public health of low-income communities in Texas.  The Clinic's projects are varied and have involved work in federal and state court, before administrative agencies, and with elected officials.  Past projects include:  preparing Clean Air Act citizen suits against petrochemical plants, representing a community challenging
a new power plant air permit, and improving public health protections around a Houston area Superfund site, and assisting a small city near El Paso with wastewater issues. 

Students perform a variety of tasks, such as:  (1) consulting with and counseling clients; (2) researching and preparing letters, legal memoranda, discovery responses, written testimony, and other documents; (3) meeting with public and private officials; (4) organizing, participating in and/or attending public meetings; and (5) assisting in contested, trial-type permit proceedings.  Clinic students work closely with the professor and local and national attorneys, community leaders, and government officials to provide needed legal services.

Students must complete and document twelve to fifteen 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 class 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 and submit a resume.  The deadline for submitting applications is March 30th.  The deadline for early registration is April 1st. 

To apply for the clinic, please submit the clinic application and a resume to  For additional information, please contact:  Kelly Haragan (, 512-232-2654).

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