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Environmental Rights Institute

Delaware Law School has one of the deepest and longest-standing environmental law programs in the world. It was one of the first schools in the nation to offer Environmental Law regularly, beginning in 1981, and heralds the world’s 4th longest-standing clinical program, which began in 1989.

The Environmental Rights Institute coordinates the various components of the Delaware Law School's environmental programs. The Institute offers the possibility of practical experience in the field through the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic. Additional opportunities on campus include moot court opportunities, multiple course offerings, and a joint JD/MMP with the University of Delaware in Marine Policy. Environmental courses have also been a regular facet of our foreign programs in Kenya and Australia.

Our alumni have richly benefitted from the program’s experiential learning opportunities. More than 500 students have participated in our environmental clinic or in an environmental externship. About 1 in 5 of Widener Law Delaware’s 11,500 graduates took an environmental-type course here. Scores of our alumni practice environmental law, making a difference locally and globally.

Materials
Judicial Handbook on Environmental Constitutionalism (docx)
Draft of International Covenant for the Right to a Healthy Environment (Eng.) (pdf)
Draft of International Covenant for the Right to a Healthy Environment (Fr.) (pdf)

2016-17 Scholar in Residence Program

Read more about the 2016-2017 Scholar in Residence in Global Environmental Constitutionalism program:

2016-2017 Scholar in Residence in Global Environmental Constitutionalism Flyer (pdf)

2017 Distinguished Speaker Series

Find out more about our 2017 Environmental Law Distinguished Speaker Series:

2017 Environmental Law Distinguished Speakers Flyer (pdf)