WCL Alumnus Named Committee Chair for World Water Congress
Alumnus Gabriel Eckstein ('95, LL.M '97) was appointed Chair of the International Scientific Committee for the XVI World Water Congress. MORE
ELS Hosts Brown-Bag Lunches with Practitioners
Addie Haughey and Katie Redford led ELS hosted brown-bag lunch discussions on environmental law and careers. MORE
PICEL Attends World Bank Spring Meetings
In mid-April, PICEL staff & students attended the World Bank Spring Meetings and co-hosted accountability discussion. MORE
SDLP Hosts COP21 Founder's Event
On April 13, SDLP hosted a Founder's Event looking ahead from COP21 and where we go from here. MORE
IISCAL Hosts Bogota Workshop
From March 28-31, IISCAL hosted a workshop on Chinese environmental and social guidelines with partners in Bogota. MORE
Third Annual Environment & Energy Mentoring Session
On March 22, the Environment & Energy Faculty Practice Group held its third annual mentoring session for students. MORE
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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). Learn more about the opportunities the Environmental Law Program offers from students who have participated by watching this Video!
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 to four weeks of intense study on a variety of topics in environmental law, including seminars related to climate change, environmental compliance and enforcement, international institutions, biodiversity, human rights, fracking, and trade, amongst others.
Summer Session Participants at the IFC.
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 podcast.
For More Information:
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.