Joint Partnership with CIEL

In 1990, as a response to the legal challenges posed by the planet's ecological limitations, WCL and the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) established the Joint Research Program in International Environmental Law. The program was created to provide a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment for training future leaders in environmental law.

The joint program conducts environmental workshops and symposia, sponsors research on various environmental issues, and assists WCL in developing the international environmental law curriculum. The result is a cooperative effort that provides students with a dynamic learning environment, scholars with a stimulating atmosphere for conducting practical research, and young lawyers with exciting opportunities for beginning their environmental law careers. Additionally, CIEL has provided opportunities for WCL students to work there as externs or interns.

Interested in being an intern/extern at CIEL? Click here for information on how to apply!

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About CIEL

ClEL's attorneys in Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland provide a full range of environmental legal assistance, including policy research and publishing, advice and advocacy, legal education and training, and capacity building.