During the last three years, the State Bar’s California Lawyer magazine has listed the field of Environmental Law as one of the top five legal specialties for placement opportunities. A new Environmental Law Concentration at Whittier Law School prepares students for practice in this growing field.
This concentration demonstrates to future employers that students have an advanced knowledge in the area of environmental law. In addition, the Environmental Law Program offers paid internships in cooperation with Orange County Coastkeeper, the largest environmental nonprofit in Orange County. Externships for course credit are also available in a variety of government agencies, advocacy organizations, and the private sector. Whittier Law School often sends a team to the California State Bar Environmental Negotiations Competition, which focuses on state environmental problems, and the Environmental Law Society is a very active student organization.
According to Professor Peter Reich, the Director of the Environmental Law Concentration, “Environmental Law is an area where graduates can gain experience working in the public sector, and then move to the private sector if they wish. The field embraces both public and private employment.”
Find out more about the Environmental Law Concentration.