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PICEL Staff, Students, and Alumni Participate in World Bank Spring Meetings

From April 9 to 12, the World Bank & IMF held their annual spring meetings and civil society policy forum, which PICEL coordinator Erika Lennon, current students, and WCL alumni attended. MORE.

Students Compete in Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition

Yakov Bragarnik and Tom Richards, members of the Energy Law Society, participated in West Virginia University College of Law's Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition from March 27 to 29. MORE.

ILSP Student Presents at World Bank Land & Poverty Conference

Danielle Edwards presented her paper on "Land Use Planning for Climate Change Adaptation in Small Island Caribbean States" at the World Bank Conference held from March 24 to 27. MORE.

Faculty Practice Group Hosts Mentoring and Networking Session

On March 24, students met with alumni and adjuncts to get one-on-one counseling to get advice about how to get a career in the field. MORE.


Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law

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.

Opportunities in Environmental Law at WCL

WCL Students at the World
Bank Annual Meetings.

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) .

Find out more about the current activities of the Environmental Law Program in our Recent News Section!

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 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, fracking, and trade, amongst others.

Summer Session Participants at the IFC.

Student-Run Opportunities

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

Podcast LogoThe Hot Air Show

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.

For More Information:

If you want more information about the Environmental Law Program, please e-mail us or download our brochure!

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.

Explore all of the opportunities, program, and events that the
Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law has to offer!