What Environmental Lawyers Do
- Help clients develop, enforce and comply with laws to protect air, land, water and animals.
- Represent private individuals and businesses, government agencies, and non-profits
- Navigate complex statutes and administrative regulation, often contested science and
- Practice in the government, small firms, large firms, and public interest, non-profit organizations with clients both domestic and foreign.
Related Pathway: Government Practice
Who Might Enjoy This Specialty?
You might enjoy practicing environmental law if you:
- Do not require constant people contact
- Negotiate effectively in an intensely controversial environment with multiple stakeholders
- Enjoy motion practice in complex litigation, or administrative rule-making proceedings
- Work well in interdisciplinary teams
- Enjoy large projects that take years to resolve
- Care deeply about environmental protection