Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law
The WCL Team in the International Finals
of the 2010-2011 Stetson International
Environmental Moot Court Competition.
WCL students and staff with CIEL
attorney at UNFCCC COP-16.
Welcome to the Environmental Law Program at WCL! The environmental law program encompasses both domestic and international environmental law and provides students with the opportunity to engage in environmental law through classes, research projects, events, international conferences, and externships at DC based government agencies or non-governmental organizations, amongst other things. Since 1990, the Environmental Law Program has continued to grow and has trained environmental lawyers and advocates now working in government, NGOs, and private practice around the world.
Students have the opportunity to choose their environmental law path based on the offerings of our environmental law curriculum. The curriculum also includes an Environmental Law Specialization in the International Legal Studies and Law and Government LL.M. Programs. Full-time and adjunct faculty represent leading environmental lawyers in the Washington, DC area and provide the students with the opportunity to learn from people with a wide-range of expertise in both international and domestic law. Furthermore students can gain practical experience through our Environmental Advocacy Externship Program. The Environmental Law Program also supports students participating in environmental law moot court competitions.
WCL Students at the World
Bank Annual Meetings.
Opportunities in Environmental Law at WCL
Located in Washington, DC, WCL's Environmental Law Program is able to engage in the wider environmental law community by holding conferences and participating in outside events like the World Bank Annual Meetings. Additionally, students have many opportunities to interact with lawyers and the greater environmental law community in DC, including through our Joint Partnership with the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) .
We are pleased to announce that we are hosting the North American Regional Round of the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition from February 8-10. Find out more about it here!
Summer Session Participants at the IFC.
Summer Session in Environmental Law
Since 2005, the Environmental Law Program has held a Summer Session in Environmental Law that brings together law students and practitioners from around the country and around the world to engage in three-weeks of intense study on a variety of topics in environmental law, including seminars related to climate change, environmental compliance, international institutions, biodiversity, and trade, amongst others.
The Environmental Law Program supports both a student-run advocacy group and a publication that focuses on environmental issues:
Environmental Law Society
Sustainable Development Law & Policy Publication
The Environmental Law Program and the American Bar Association's Energy and Environmental Markets and Finance Committee host an episodal podcast that is taped at WCL and features panelists who work in government, law firms, private industry, and non-governmental organizations. If you want information about the show, including guests, topics, and how to listen visit the Hot Air Show.