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Protecting the beauty of a beautiful state

The Conservation Law Clinic is an opportunity for second- and third-year law students to serve as interns in the Conservation Law Center, Inc. a public interest law firm, and work on actual matters for clients who need assistance with natural resource conservation issues.



Real work for real clients

The Clinic's clients include a variety of non-profit conservation organizations and governmental bodies. Clinic matters have included work on protecting the Great Lakes, drafting conservation easements, and developing new legal protections for migration. The Conservation Law Center is fervent about its causes, and the Center's clients are impressed by and appreciative of students' work.

In the Clinic, you'll collaborate with the Center's staff attorneys and clinic to resolve organization and incorporation problems, draft model legislation, and advocate conservation of wildlife, ecological systems, and protected areas.

The clinic complements Indiana Law’s acclaimed environmental law program and works in partnership with the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Benefits of participating in the clinic

Participating in the CLC has many benefits that will help you prepare for practice in administrative and public law. Here are just a few:

  • Work on actual client matters
  • Learn about current conservation and natural resource issues, law, and policy
  • Gain experience working with and advocating for clients
  • Gain skills essential to the practice of law in the public service tradition
  • Participate in one-on-one and small team meetings with the Clinic's staff attorneys to review progress with clients, cases, and matters
  • Refine your skills in research, advocacy, legislative drafting, and administrative practice
Clinic Director: Christian Freitag
P: 812-856-0229
F: 812-855-1828
Lewis Building 201

B558: Conservation Law Clinic course description