Environmental Law Placement

If you are interested in the Environmental Law Placement, please send a copy of your transcripts along with a letter of interest to MELAW@dal.ca by August 1st. For more information contact the MELAW Associate Director.

LAWS 2225.03   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 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 placement including assessment of memoranda written for the placement supervisor as well as the major paper to be written on a related topic. Student 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 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 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
Prerequesites: Environmental Law I
Assessment Method: Major Paper 60%; Placement feedback 40%