Welcome - Environmental Law Placement LAWS 2225   Environmental Law Placement
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This placement provides students with the opportunity to work withenvironmental law practitioners in Halifax during the winter term. Students will take part in the work of their host organization assisting with research and other tasks as requested, on a specific pre-selected project. Students will be required to spend nine hours a week on placement work. Placement can either be directly with the East Coast Environmental Law Association, or, on request, with another suitable host organization, including with government, with non-governmental organizations or with in-house council in the private sector. Students will be evaluated on the basis of performance in the placementincluding assessment of memoranda written for the placement supervisor aswell as the major paper to be written on a related topic. Student will beassigned a project that is suitable as a major paper topic and areencouraged to write a major paper that is closely related to the placementproject. Evaluation will be conducted by the course supervisor. The placement supervisor will be consulted with respect to the student's performance in the placement as appropriate. This course fulfils the majorpaper requirement. Students will be selected by the faculty supervisor of the Marine & Environmental Law Institute in consultation with ECELAW on the basis of academic standing and demonstrated interest in the field of environmental law and policy. Only students who have taken Environmental Law I before the start of the placement will be considered. Interested students should apply in writing to the Marine & Environmental Law Institute at melaw@dal.ca by August 1 of the academic year in which they wish to participate in the placement program. Applications shall consist of a written statement confirming the student's experience and/or interest in environmental law, and a copy of law school grades to date. Enrollment: Limited to 3 students
NOTES: Course Supervisor: Executive Director, East Coast Environmental Law Association Assessment Method: Major Paper 60%; Placement feedback 40%
PREREQUISITES: Environmental Law I