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For Southern Environmental Law Center - Chapel Hill

Southern Environmental Law Center - Chapel Hill

Non-Profit/Issue Based

Fall; Spring; 12 Credit; 6 Credit


Factual Investigation; Legal Research & Analysis; Policy; Writing for Litigation

Work Description

Offers both a 12 credit and a 6 credit placement.  Occasionally a 3 credit placement may be considered. Please check with the externship office.

DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION: SELC is a nonprofit environmental agency organization active in six southeastern states. Principal areas of activity include forestry issues, water and air pollution, coastal and wetlands protection, energy conservation,  land use/transportation and endangered species protection.

DESCRIPTION OF STUDENT WORK/PROJECTS: The student can expect to do research and writing on issues for litigation or for other environmental advocacy in a substantive area. Depending on the project area, research may include federal and state environmental statutes and regulations, and procedural and evidentiary issues. In addition to doing research, externs also participate in strategy sessions and other aspects of case or project management.

COURSE OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES FOR STUDENT: Multiple externs may be accepted per semester. A strong preference for completion of an Environmental Law course and participation in journal.

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