ENV 970a,b/LAW 30164 () / 2024-2025

Environmental Protection Clinic Policy and Advocacy (Follows Law School Calendar)

Credits: 3
Fall 2024: Tu, 12:10-2:00, SLB - TBD
Spring 2025: Time and location TBA


Follows Law School Calendar

What is EPC:


The EPC offers an interdisciplinary experience that brings together law students and students from the Yale School of the Environment to work on cutting-edge environmental issues in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council and other public interest organizations. This year's clinic will also include projects that were previously in the Climate, Animal, Food, and Environment Law and Policy Lab (CAFE). 


The EPC is a project-based clinic, in that EPC students are assigned to work on a specific project for the semester based on their interests. You can find descriptions of our projects in the project guide. There are opportunities to work on matters addressing environmental justice, energy justice, climate change, international development, tribal rights and sovereignty, and more. The projects also cover a wide range of advocacy approaches, including litigation support, legislative and regulatory advocacy, and direct community engagement. 



How should YSE Students apply:


We encourage you to apply to EPC! This is a great opportunity to gain exposure to an unexplored field or to hone previous experience. 


To apply, complete the EPC bidding form by July 11, 4:30 p.m. ET. On the bidding form, we ask you to rank the projects you are interested in working on. More information on the application process is included in the project guide.


Zoom Office Hours

The EPC teaching team will be holding two drop-in Zoom sessions to answer questions about the clinic, our projects, or the bidding process:


·                     Thursday 6/27, 4-5 pm ET: Zoom link

·                     Tuesday 7/9, 4-5 pm ET: Zoom link


You should also feel free to email Rebecca Ramirez (rebecca.ramirez@yale.edu) and/or me (stephanie.prufer@yale.edu) with any questions or to set up a time to talk.  




Limited to 30