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Environmental Law

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Re: Environmental Law

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Re: Environmental Law

Postby bk1 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:03 pm

slack_academic wrote:2) If I'm unable to find nonprofit/private public interest work, will specializing in environmental law hurt my chances for general litigation? Will employers be wary of a person who does a lot of prep for a career in PI-oriented environmental law?

Exactly how much and what kind of prep are we talking about?

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Re: Environmental Law

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Re: Environmental Law

Postby Arcticlynx » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:29 pm

Similar discussion here... viewtopic.php?f=2&t=204917

Posting because I have that same questions and want to follow this topic. Good luck slack!!!

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Re: Environmental Law

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Re: Environmental Law

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:48 pm

There are a lot of environmental jobs in Colorado, probably more than anywhere else but D.C. and California. These jobs are very low paying and are usually taken by people who were enviros well before they came to law school. To try to answer your Qs.. (this is all specific to CU-Law)

1) In law school, you can get something if you show interest. You won't be paid. Many people clerk at enviro non-profits. For example, Western Resource Advocates is literally across the street from the law school, and they take clerks each semester. There is an environmental clinic here that you can do. You'll have real clients and get some hands on work experience. After law school, my knowledge is limited. I know the jobs are here and I know they are low paying..

2) I would think specializing in enviro and missing out would hurt you generally. I'm not basing that off much. I'll also say that enviro civil lit is a lot different than normal civil lit. Enviro litigation is a lot of notice and comment rule making, general admin law, petitions, protests, comments on BLM actions, etc. The strategies and applicable laws are very different.

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Re: Environmental Law

Postby bk1 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:29 pm

Do you already have these things? If not, you realize you do OCI after 1L summer when the only thing on your resume will be your 1L summer job, right?

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