The Environmental Advocacy Clinic focuses on state, national, and international environmental policy issues that have direct impact on Western New York as well as national and international implications.
Student Lawyers will be working on issues such as legal aspects on the first North American transboundary designation of a wetland of international importance. Under the supervision of Professor Connolly, Student Lawyers will coordinate directly with a bi-national task force and perform legal research regarding Canadian and US Federal Law as well as state, provincial, and local requirements. Student lawyers will also work on environmental justice and equity issues in the city of Buffalo, and waterfront development matters including climate change in Western NY. Student Lawyers will leave the clinic with experience in applied research, client interviewing and counseling, advocacy, fact investigation, drafting, teamwork, interdisciplinary coordination, and other profession-ready skills.