Environmental Law


Welcome to the Environmental Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. We are dedicated to furthering the knowledge of members in the fields of law affecting the environment and environmental regulatory law. Substantive areas and topics include: Air, litigation, energy, waste management, natural resources, water, land use, toxics and CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act).

Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2021!

The Environmental Law Section is pleased to announce its Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship program for Summer 2021. The program provides law students an opportunity to spend 8 to 10 weeks over the summer practicing environmental, energy, land use, and/or natural resources law at a participating government agency or public interest organization. Each participant receives a $6,500 stipend. The Section also matches the Fellows with mentors who practice in the field, coordinates gatherings and provides opportunities for the Fellows to meet other Section members, and invites the Fellows to attend the Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite® in October following the Fellowship with free conference registration.

The Fellowship program is designed to help foster diversity within the California environmental bar, which is one of the core principles in the Environmental Law Section’s Mission Statement. The Section strongly encourages applications from law students from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds. The Section will consider such information, as described in the applicant’s personal statement, as part of the selection criteria. Other selection criteria include interest in environmental issues, personal and leadership qualities, and academic record.

Click here for further information, including application materials. Applications are due October 26, 2020.

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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