Summer 2020 Course Schedule

Environmental & Energy Law Directed Research Seminar (LAW-795-E012)
Lizzie Lewis

Meets: 06:00 PM - 07:20 PM (Tu)

Enrolled: 8 / Limit: 10

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Please note that an external animal, energy, and/or environmental law research project (i.e., Professor Snape’s Environmental Justice Summer Team) or field placement (i.e., externship or internship) is needed to obtain credit for this class. You do not need to have one upon enrollment, but you will be required to obtain one prior to the first day of class on May 26. If you need assistance securing a field placement for this class or if you would like to take this class but are still waiting to hear back from places, please email Ingrid Lesemann at All summer 2020 classes will be taught online. Classes may have a combination of live sessions and asynchronous materials/assignments. The block of time listed here will be the maximum amount of live session meeting time expected of you and may be decreased to the extent of asynchronous material added.


In this course, students will engage in discussions with faculty members about their own professional development and lawyering experiences in conjunction with their field placements. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to think tactically about environmental case development and learn how to construct an effective public interest litigation strategy. Why do some public interest litigation campaigns succeed and others fail? Students will also be introduced to basic concepts and skills relating to “designing” and “building” a case.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

Not available at this time.