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Fall 2012 - Environmental: Skills

Haragan, Kelly L

Course ID: 397D  Unique # 29650  Credit Hours: 3  (Pass/Fail only)

No class meeting information is available for this class.

Exams:  None
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must take at least one the following classes concurrently:
29570 - Environmental
Environmental 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 2012
Taught by:  Kelly Haragan
Students must register for both 397C and 397D for a total of 6 hrs.

Environmental Clinic students work to improve environmental quality and public health in low-income communities in Texas.  Clinic projects are varied and have included:  rule challenges in the Federal Court of Appeals, citizen enforcement suits in the federal district courts, permit challenges before administrative agencies and judges, contaminated site clean-ups, and environmental policy work.  Our clients are primarily low-income individuals and local community groups. 
Students perform a variety of tasks, such as:  (1) researching and preparing letters, legal memoranda, discovery responses, written testimony, briefing, and other documents; (2) meeting with clients, public officials, and company representatives; (3) organizing, participating in and/or attending public meetings; and (4) assisting in hearings and courts 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 approximately 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 28, 2012.  The deadline for early registration is March 30, 2012. 
To apply for the Clinic, please submit the clinic application and a resume to  For additional information, please contact:  Kelly Haragan (, 512-232-2654).