As the environmental law profession rapidly evolves with cutting-edge issues like climate change and renewable energy regulation, and as traditional environmental law issues become increasing complex, environmental and natural resources law professors need to know how best to prepare the new generation of law students entering this dynamic legal field. This panel will take a close look at ongoing transformative changes in environmental law practice, from the inside perspective of practitioners, to better connect the academy with our students, and our students with their future employers. Panelists will explore issues such as counseling students on new career pathways and practitioners’ perceptions of the gaps in legal education and students’ skills portfolios. Whether our environmental law students are headed for government, public interest, private practice, or alternative careers, section members can gain current insights into trends and generational shifts that will assist them in preparing this cohort of law students for becoming effective members of the “green bar.”
Business Meeting at Program Conclusion.