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Turner Environmental Law Clinic

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Turner Clinic in Washington DC

The Clinic enrolls up to 12 second-year and third-year students each semester. Student-attorneys work a minimum of 150 hours in the Clinic and receive three credit hours towards graduation. Students may work in the Clinic for two semesters.

Prerequisites or Co-requisites

Admission into the Clinic is competitive. To apply, students must have taken or be currently enrolled in the two-credit Environmental Advocacy course offered every fall. Preference is given to students who also have taken or are currently enrolled in Environmental Law, Administrative Law, and other environmental or regulatory courses.

The Application Process

Applications will be accepted either through Symplicity, or by submitting a complete application packet to Professor Mindy Goldstein.

Dates - For Fall 2021

February 15: Application Period Opens
March 25: Application Deadline
March 16-April 2: Interviews and Rolling Offers
April 9: Deadline to Accept/Decline All Offers

To Apply: Applications will be accepted either through Symplicity, or by submitting a complete application packet to the clinic director Professor Mindy Goldstein at When applying through Symplicity, log in and then go to Jobs > Clinics, and select the appropriate clinic. 

During my second year of law school, while serving as a student-attorney at the Turner Environmental Law Clinic, I had the opportunity to argue in front of federal administrative law judges at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Upon graduation, I secured a clerkship with the same group of judges, in part due to the impression I had made on them and the skills I had gained while in law school. Now, at the U.S. Department of Justice, I am actively litigating and routinely drawing on the strong foundation I received in the Clinic. It was pivotal to my career. I greatly value the practical education and believe there is no better way to educate future attorneys.

Carter Thurman 12L, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division