Environmental Law Clinic

Mark Templeton Participates in IOP Roundtable on Climate Change Policy

Climate Change: A Policy Forecast
University of Chicago Institute of Politics
April 24, 2013

What are the prospects for legislative action surrounding climate change this year? And what effect, if any, will those policies have on reducing carbon emissions and improving the environment? We explore those questions—and the policy climate in Washington—with a panel of leading experts.

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Mark N. Templeton

Abrams Env. Law Clinic, ACS and ELS Present: The Local Battle Against Climate Change

Room I

The Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, American Constitution Society and the Environmental Law Society present a panel on local efforts to combat climate change: What can be done uniquely on a local level? What roles do the government, advocacy groups, and private corporations play? How do local efforts interact with state, federal, and global initiatives?

Kane Center Clinics Hiring for Summer 2013

2013 Summer Jobs in the Kane Center Clinics
Law School Office of Communications
January 8, 2013

In summer 2013 the clinical law program plans to hire a number of law students to work in the various clinics in the Kane Center.  Positions will be open for the following clinics:

Jeff Leslie

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic Files Lawsuit to Protect Starved Rock State Park

December 21, 2012

On December 12th, on behalf of the Sierra Club, Prairie Rivers Network, and Openlands, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic filed a complaint in Circuit Court in Springfield, Illinois demanding judicial review of a massive open pit silica sand mining permit granted to Mississippi Sand, LLC by the Illinois Department of Natural Resou

RFK Jr. Talks Environment, Economy at the Law School

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
June 6, 2012

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. visited the Law School to deliver a passionate speech about the need to protect the environment, tailored specially to a University of Chicago audience familiar with cost-benefit analysis.

Michael H. Schill
Mark N. Templeton

Law Students Serve the Public, Further Their Careers Through Clinical Education

In Chicago’s clinics, students put their classroom knowledge to practical use in the areas of environmental law, domestic violence, entrepreneurialism, and much more.

Even before they are admitted to the bar, students at the University of Chicago Law School can put their developing expertise to work and actually practice law in one of our many clinics. Our clinical programs are both broad and deep, offering students experience in criminal and civil law, in public service and the private sector, in litigation and transactional work and advocacy.

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic Presents Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., "Our Environmental Destiny"

Room II

The Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School presents

Our Environmental Destiny
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
President of the Waterkeeper Alliance

Thursday, May 10, 2012
12:15 p.m.

University of Chicago Law School – Classroom II
1111 E. 60th Street, Chicago, Il 60637

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic

The Abrams Environmental Law clinic attempts to solve some of the most pressing environmental problems throughout Chicago, the State of Illinois, and the Great Lakes region. On behalf of clients, the clinic sues those who pollute illegally, fights for stricter permits, advocates for changes to regulations and laws, holds environmental agencies accountable, and develops innovative approaches for improving the environment.

Clinical Teachers

Mark Templeton
Sean Helle

Mark N. Templeton

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Abrams Environmental Law Clinic

Mark N. Templeton is Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School.

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