LEED Green Associate

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GordonBombay
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LEED Green Associate

Postby GordonBombay » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:05 pm

I know this is a distant afterthought to doing well at a good school, networking, etc etc, but I had a question about this and haven't seen it addressed on here.

If I am interested in construction law after school and particularly green building, possibly govt work, would it be an immense waste of time to become a certified LEED Green Associate? It seems like it isn't insanely time consuming (people offer 1 or 2 day classes to prep, or online, books etc) and not super expensive either. It basically is just saying that you are certified to identify what would and wouldnt qualify for LEED ratings, and equally important the credits that come with it. I have about 3 months before starting school, or was thinking about doing it either over a break or 1L summer. I would thing worst case scenario it would just be resume filler, but seems like it would show a legit interest in GB and GB regulations, as well as willingness to take initiative and make me more marketable, perhaps establish a specialty

I tried to find info about lawyers that are LEED GA and I found a number of press releases from large firms where attorneys had gained accreditation. So judging by that it seems like it would be looked upon favorably.

Any thoughts?


note: I reposted because this was originally in the LSAT forum, sorry

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Re: LEED Green Associate

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:20 am

GordonBombay wrote:I know this is a distant afterthought to doing well at a good school, networking, etc etc, but I had a question about this and haven't seen it addressed on here.

If I am interested in construction law after school and particularly green building, possibly govt work, would it be an immense waste of time to become a certified LEED Green Associate? It seems like it isn't insanely time consuming (people offer 1 or 2 day classes to prep, or online, books etc) and not super expensive either. It basically is just saying that you are certified to identify what would and wouldnt qualify for LEED ratings, and equally important the credits that come with it. I have about 3 months before starting school, or was thinking about doing it either over a break or 1L summer. I would thing worst case scenario it would just be resume filler, but seems like it would show a legit interest in GB and GB regulations, as well as willingness to take initiative and make me more marketable, perhaps establish a specialty

I tried to find info about lawyers that are LEED GA and I found a number of press releases from large firms where attorneys had gained accreditation. So judging by that it seems like it would be looked upon favorably.

Any thoughts?


note: I reposted because this was originally in the LSAT forum, sorry


It might help if you tell people what this thing is and how you think it might help you as a lawyer.

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Re: LEED Green Associate

Postby Pearalegal » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:21 am

Isn't it related to engineering? So just a continuation of IP certifications and credentials? Then yes, might be good.

Or is it some hippie, save the world thing? If so, wait till you have cash to spend.

helfer snooterbagon
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Re: LEED Green Associate

Postby helfer snooterbagon » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:02 am

Do you have a construction background?

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Re: LEED Green Associate

Postby Cupidity » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:30 am

Sounds like low cost against potential benefit. Go for it.




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