590E
LAW

Environmental Clinic

Law School Description

Through this clinic, students will have the opportunity to hone their legal skills, including analyzing legal issues, developing and implementing case strategy, collaborating with clients, refining factual and legal research, and writing persuasively. Initial classes will be spent reviewing relevant state and/or federal laws relating to natural and cultural resource management. Students will then work in teams to assist clients on a range of issues. The primary work product will be legal memoranda, although students may also prepare pleadings, comment letters, or oral or written testimony. In order to facilitate that work, client interaction and site visits to affected resources and communities are highly encouraged. When a project is completed, students will have the opportunity to present the final product to a client and/or their counsel. Pre: Environmental Law (LAW 582) or Administrative Law (561).  These classes may be taken concurrently.

UH Mānoa Catalog Description

(B) prosecution clinic; (C) defense clinic; (D) elder law clinic; (E) environmental law clinic; (G) estate planning workshop; (I) native Hawaiian rights clinic; (J) family law clinic; (K) entrepreneurship and small business clinic; (M) mediation clinic; (N) lawyering skills workshop; (P) mediation workshop; (Q) immigration clinic; (R) child welfare clinic; (S) Hawai'i Innocence Project I; (T) Hawai'i Innocence Project II; (U) legislation and statutory interpretation. Repeatable one time for (K). LAW majors only for (R), (S), (T) and (U). CR/NC and letter grade option for (J); CR/NC only for (N), (P), and (Q). Pre: 543 for (B) and (C); 521 or consent for (D); 529 or 561 or LWEV 582 for (E); 552 and 567, or consent for (G); 568 or consent for (J); 548 for (Q). (Once a year for (K)) (Alt. years for (U))

Typical Course Credit

3

Credit Limit

6

Repeat Limit

Not Repeatable

Instructor Approval

Yes

Competition

No

Typical Enrollment Cap

8

Assigned Sections

No

Bar Course

No

Clinical Requirement

Yes

Certificate(s)

Environmental Law
Native Hawaiian Law

Category

Environmental, Land Use, and Ocean Law

Tentative Course Rotation

Full Time
Annually
Fall & Spring
Part Time
Annually
Fall & Spring

Offering

Regular

Schedule Type

Field Experience

Major Restrictions

Law