Many of the critical issues facing the environment today involve legal
questions. Our society is deeply reliant on the development and administration
of regulatory law to address topics such as global warming, the protection of
endangered species and maintaining clean air and water. Students who wish to
gain the expertise and skills necessary to practice in this important field
should take a close look at Capital's environmental Law concentration.
Capital's concentration in Environmental Law is a comprehensive program that
exposes students to coursework in air, water, hazardous waste and land use law
and policy. Capital University Law School's location in the state capital of
Ohio provides numerous opportunities for students to gain practical experience
in law firms, government and non-profit environmental groups. Additionally, Ohio
has a growing number of environmental issues that create opportunities for
individuals interested in this field.
The Environmental Law concentration offers introductory and advanced courses
to students. A highlight of the curriculum is the Environmental Practicum which
incorporates a skills-building approach to the study of Environmental Law.
Additional opportunities available to Environmental Law students include the
Environmental Law Moot Court Team and the Environmental Law Society. These
organizations allow additional outlets to help students understand current
environmental issues, network and gain important practical experience.
11 credit hours of course work are required to obtain a certificate in this
concentration. Students must also maintain a 2.8 GPA in the courses taken to
satisfy the concentration and fulfill their upper-class writing requirement by a
course in the program or with an approved independent study.
Environmental Law and at least two of the following
courses:Water Pollution Law and PolicyAir Pollution Law and
PolicyHazardous Waste Law and PolicyEnvironmental Law Practicum
Land Use ControlsEnergy LawLegislationAdministrative
LawExternshipOr any of the above listed courses.
If you would like to learn more, contact Professor Dennis Hirsch.
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*Through May 2012