Director, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic; Senior Lecturer in Law
The Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic (IEC) functions as a pro bono law practice handling environmental and community health cases.
IEC students engage in litigation and advocacy as part of an interdisciplinary team, which includes students from the schools of law, engineering, arts and sciences, public health, medicine, and occasionally business and architecture. Students develop their lawyering skills acting as the student attorneys in their cases and through extensive interaction with experienced IEC faculty.
IEC cases tackle some of the most challenging and important water, air, waste, climate change, and environmental justice problems in the region. In addition, students will learn about public interest law, as most clients are non-profit organizations and under-represented communities. The IEC works in Missouri and Illinois, and on some cases of national scope.
As much as possible, students are responsible for making key decisions and performing much of the “heavy lifting” in pursuit of client goals. Students experience the challenges and rewards of lawyering by stepping into the role as professionals in a supportive setting, with ongoing faculty feedback and assistance.
Prospective Students: Please Click here for information about admission and course requirements.