Student Engagement

CLEANR is committed to providing opportunities for UCI Law students interested in pursuing research and careers in environmental and land use law. Students may actively participate in the development of CLEANR programming, collaborate with the center through the Environmental Law Society, and build relationships with CLEANR faculty through their curricular and clinical work.

Research and Programming

CLEANR student Research Assistants take an active role in the center's programming and research activities.

In addition, the Environmental Law Practicum is a novel, experiential semester course instructed by CLEANR Faculty Director Alex Camacho that aims to embed students in developing conversations among experts on emerging environmental issues. Practicum students will conduct in-depth research and writing, working with the CLEANR’s leadership and affiliates as well as nonprofit and industry organizations, academic experts, and local, state, federal, and tribal officials. Students will develop research strategies, learn interview techniques, and assist in the organization of CLEANR’s Workshop Roundtables. Following Roundtable dialogues, students’ research will contribute to reports, white papers, rule comments, policy recommendations, draft legislation, or other similar policy outcomes.

Environmental Law Society

CLEANR collaborates with the Envronmental Law Society (ELS) at UCI Law, a student organization engaged in advocacy efforts addressing local, national, and global environmental challenges, in the development and hosting of its annual Literature and Film Series.

Environmental Law Clinic

CLEANR supports and promotes the work of UCI Law's Environmental Law Clinic. The Environmental Law Clinic provides students with the opportunity to work on important and challenging matters involving the protection and enhancement of the environment and human health. Clinic students take an early and active role representing clients in litigation and policy matters. Students advocate on behalf of clients in courts and before administrative tribunals, while also providing advice and counsel to clients regarding legislative, policy, and strategic matters