LAWS 2225 ‑ Environmental Law Placement


This placement provides students with the opportunity to work with environmental 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 per week on placement work. Placement can be either directly with the East Coast Environmental Law Association, or, upon 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 placement including assessment of memoranda written for the placement supervisor as well as the major paper to be written on a related topic. Students will be assigned a project that is suitable as a major paper topic and are encouraged to write a major paper that is closely related to the placement project. Evaluation will be conducted by the course supervisor. The placement supervisor will also be consulted with respect to the student's performance in the placement as appropriate. This course fulfils the major paper 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 prior to the start of the placement will be considered.

Interested students should apply in writing to the Marine & Environmental Law Institute at 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.

ENROLMENT: Limited to three students.

Prerequisite(s): Environmental Law I (LAWS 2104).
Co-requisite(s): None.
Assessment Method: Major Paper 60%; Placement feedback 40%.
Restrictions: None.

*This course is unavailable to International Linkages students.