Environmental law touches on many areas, including water, land and air protection, hazardous waste disposal, climate change, natural resource conservation, energy, agriculture, real estate, and environmental justice. The practice often requires extensive knowledge of administrative law and aspects of tort law, property, legislation, and land use law. Lawyers perform a wide variety of functions, including negotiation, litigation, administrative practice, lobbying, and advising. Practice settings include federal, state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, academic research institutes and private law firms.
- OPICS Guide to Energy and Environmental Law Practice Opportunities in Federal Government Agencies contains information about all environmental government agencies and relevant hiring contact information. Use your Georgetown net ID and password to log in.
- Harvard Law Environmental Trail Guide includes issue areas, practice settings, attorney narratives and lists of internship/fellowships in environmental law.
- Yale Environmental Law Guide introduces different types of environmental law and contains narratives from alumni about internship experiences at several environmental employers.
- Eco Employ.com links to nationwide environmental non profits, government agencies, etc.
- Center for International Environmental Law
- Environmental Integrity Project
- National Resources Defense Council
- Southern Environmental Law Center
- U.S. Department of Justice Environmental and Natural Resources Division
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Chambers Top-ranked Environmental law firms