Georgetown Law offers students a wealth of experiential opportunities to build practical skills and professional networks in the dynamic field of environmental and energy law.
Georgetown Climate Center
The Georgetown Climate Center works extensively with government officials, academics, and an array of stakeholders to advance effective climate change, energy, and transportation policy. The Center seeks to ensure that national climate and energy policy is informed by lessons from existing state efforts and that national policies maintain an ongoing role for state innovation and implementation.
Georgetown International Environmental Law Review (GIELR)
Serving the interests of international environmental legal practitioners and scholars for decades, the GIELR is published four times a year by Georgetown Law J.D. students. Attempts to confront and resolve global and transboundary environmental problems have created the need for a legal forum to provide analyses of these issues and GIELR was created to meet this need.
The Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Program features numerous events each year that bring acclaimed speakers to campus to discuss the day's most salient and compelling issues. The Georgetown Climate Center convenes state and federal policymakers to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies and holds major events as well as smaller dialogues. For example, in conjunction with the Georgetown Environment Initiative, the Climate Center sponsored a speaker series on climate change in academic year 2013-14. The Center partnered with Lazard on a major event on promoting low-carbon and resilient infrastructure in Fall 2014 and supported student organizations (including GIELR and the National Security Law Society and Environmental Law Society) in hosting a major event on Climate Change and National Security in Spring 2015.
Environmental Law Society
This active student organization includes J.D. and LL.M. students who regularly get together at meetings and hold events to discuss environmental issues and concerns, to hear from outside speakers about substantive issues and careers, to network, and to make friends with common interests.