Environmental Law Concentration

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.

Since the Fall of 2013, Coastkeeper and Whittier Law School have collaborated 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.

Environmental Law Concentration

Faculty Director:
Peter L. Reich
Professor of Law
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Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 235

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:

  1. Complete the following required courses:
  2. Take eight (8) units from the following list of approved electives. Note: Not all courses are offered each year.

*Other courses may be included with the approval of the Concentration Director. For approval, consult with the Director and complete the Substitution/Waiver form from the Forms Center in the Registrar’s pages.