Conservation Law Clinic

B558 is taught by C. Freitag, J. Hyman, W. Weeks

The Conservation Law Clinic is an opportunity for second and third year law students to serve as interns in the Conservation Law Center, a public interest law firm that represents non-profit clients who need legal assistance with natural resource conservation matters, with a focus on issues related to land conservation, freshwater ecosystems and water quality, and endangered species. Conservation Law Clinic interns, working closely with Clinic Attorneys, participate directly in the representation of Conservation Law Center clients. Clinical work is supplemented with readings and discussion that will focus on practice skills. Clinic interns report that they value the experience of representing real world clients and working in a law firm setting on issues of broad importance. Clinic matters have included analysis of conservation related laws; development of and commenting on new administrative rules; drafting legislation; and litigation at administrative, trial, and appellate levels. During the Fall semester, a seminar component is included with the clinical work. In Fall 2021, the seminar will focus on public and private land conservation issues, including the work of nonprofit land trusts, conflicts involving public lands like the Indiana Dunes National Park and Bear s Ears National Monument, and emerging issues in the field of conservation. Students interested in registering for two consecutive semesters are preferred. Independent study students are also considered. To apply, please send a statement of interest and a copy of your resume to Christian Freitag (cfreitag@indiana.edu) prior to registration.