Environmental law has grown exponentially in the California employment market as well as in other areas in the nation. During the last three years, the State Bar’s California Lawyer magazine has listed the field as one of the top five legal specialties for placement opportunities.
Beginning in Fall, 2013, Coastkeeper and Whittier Law School are collaborating in a new Environmental Water Law Clinic, allowing students to gain live litigation experience regarding the restoration of the Santa Ana River watershed.
The Environmental Law concentration prepares graduates for practice with government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private firms. Courses are taught by faculty with in-depth experience in the field of environmental law.
To earn a concentration, students must fulfill the following requirements.
1. Required core courses for the Environmental Law Concentration
2. Nine units from the following: