Peter L. Reich
Professor of Law
Whittier Law School
How have you brought this practice area to WLS?
In addition to teaching a number of environmental courses (listed in #6), I have regularly coached student teams in the California State Bar’s Environmental Negotiations Competition. Students argue and attempt to reconcile positions based on a problem in California law, such as liability for an offshore oil spill, conflicting interests in a real estate development impinging on a natural area, and logging in the Sierras. In the seven years we have entered this annual competition, Whittier teams have placed second, fifth, and tenth out of more than twenty California law schools entering.