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.
Students wishing to complete the Environmental Law Concentration must first file a Declaration of Intent Form with the Registrar’s Office.
To receive an Environmental Law Concentration, students must:
*Other courses may be included with the approval of the Director of the Concentration. For approval, consult with the Director and complete the Substitution/Waiver form from the Forms Center in the Registrar’s pages.