In its early planning, the University of California, Irvine, focused on environmental law, building on the long-term commitment of universities and law schools to interdisciplinary research on environmental issues. Through its powerful environmental college, new environmental law clinic and active land, environment and natural resource center, UCI law has rapidly become a famous regional and National Center for exploring and settling important environmental and land use issues.
UCI law school offers a full range of courses designed to prepare students for environmental and land use law practice by exploring fundamental issues such as legal and regulatory analysis, ethics, politics, and economics. Many of these courses also integrate skills components that address legal interpretation, legal ethics, federalism, and hypothetical issues from the perspective of environmental groups, government agencies, and regulated entity customers.
At UCI Law School, students can gain experience in real-world and natural resource law through clinics and provide public services on environmental law through unpaid work. Environmental law clinics provide students with opportunities to deal with cases and issues involving environmental, natural resources and/or energy law issues. Students in the clinic played an active role in developments and case studies and assumed significant responsibilities at an early stage. The clinic represents clients (courts and administrative courts) involved in litigation and advises clients in other forums. The clinic’s case size is diverse and covers a wide range of environmental and natural resource laws, with potential covering local, regional and national issues, involving air, water and coastal pollution, involving wildlife and marine protection, and toxic substances. , climate change and energy. The clinic provides rigorous, intellectually challenging educational experiences for students interested in environmental and natural resource law, environmental protection, administrative law and/or complex civil litigation.
UCI Lawha’s Environmental and Land Use Law grants include the Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation with the Surffrider Foundation, the Orange County Coast Guard, the Community Improvement Environment, the Animal Law Defense Fund, the Orange County Legal Aid Association, and the Community and Economic Development Department.
The UCI Act is also home to the Center for Land, Environment and Natural Resources (CLEANR), which is dedicated to making the University of California, Irvine School of Law a nationally recognized scholarship, education, community outreach event and public about the environment, natural resources and public participation. Participate in the venue. Land use law. The Centre has developed programmes and other educational opportunities to disseminate information and promote dialogue on environmental issues. The center seeks to engage UCI law students in these research, education and public engagement activities. Past and upcoming CLEANR events include:
The conference focused on environmental law issues and issues of particular concern to practitioners and policy makers, including: Global Fishing and Food Security, Arctic Governance, Desalination, Food System Sustainability, Housing and Land Use Regulation
Seminar roundtables bring together stakeholders to address specific issues, disseminate information, promote dialogue and help develop a range of environmental issues, including: land use regulations, environmental governance in the Arctic, and California’s water policy , marine protected area management and tribal land and energy development.
Speaker series topics include disaster law, genetically modified organisms, Irvine indigenous communities, litigation and radioactive contamination, and animal welfare and social change.
The Environmental Literature and Film Series is based on basic literature and film and covers a range of environmental, land use and natural resource themes.
The Summer Sustainability Series for Future Sustainability Leaders hosts a series of workshops each year for members of the next generation of global sustainability leaders from more than 70 countries around the world.
CLEANR also actively collaborates with other UCI environmental centers, including university-wide sustainability initiatives, the Center for Environmental Biology at the College of Biological Sciences, the UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society, and UCI Ocean.
UCI Law’s environmental law opportunities are not limited to courses, clinics and public services. UCI Law sent a group of students to participate in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, the California Bar Association Student Negotiation Competition or the National Animal Law Competition. In addition, UCI Law School students have established the Environmental Law Association and the Student Animal Law Defense Fund to provide a forum for education, advocacy, networking and scholarships on environmental law and animal law issues.