For Southern Environmental Law Center - Chapel Hill
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
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.