Environmental Law Pro Bono Project


The Environmental Law Pro Bono Project provides students an opportunity to research, analyze, and write about pressing issues in environmental law. The project introduces students to local attorneys practicing environmental law, familiarizes them with the complex array of laws and regulations surrounding environmental issues, and exposes them to the local communities that are most often negatively impacted by those issues. This year, students will have the opportunity to work under the guidance of attorneys at several different organizations, including Sierra Club California, Center for Race, Poverty & the Environment, and the Sustainable FERC Project. Students may work on projects involving conservation, environmental justice, water and air pollution, and energy and climate change.

Commitment Required of Members:

Depending on the project and the student’s interests and schedule, students can choose to commit anywhere from 10 to 40 hours per quarter.

Open Membership Spots: 20

Adv. Degree Student Participation: Permitted

Winter Start: Permitted

Eligible for Meeting NYS Bar Pro Bono Requirement: Likely depends on particular project (checking with NYS Bar recommended)

Project Leaders: Josh Kirmsse, Ada Statler, Sydney Speizman