Join the Clinics for the Inaugural Clinic Student Fair! Come to the Green Lounge for light refreshments and learn about the various clinical programs. There will be stations describing the work each clinic does.
Representing the Sierra Club, Prairie Rivers Network, and Open lands, the Abrams Environmental Law clinic is suing the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and Mississippi Sand LLC to prevent Mississippi Sand from moving forward with a sand mine that would be immediately adjacent to Starved Rock State Park, arguably Illinois’ best state park and one which more than two million person
Lecturer in Law and Abrams Environmental Clinic Fellow
Sean Helle is a lecturer and fellow in the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic. Before coming to the Law School, Sean worked as a litigator and lobbyist at Earthjustice; an associate at Arnold & Porter; and a law clerk to Judge Diana E.
The Abrams Environmental Law Clinic successfully represented Prairie Rivers Network (PRN), an Illinois-oriented water quality organization based in Champaign-Urbana, and their affected members in an administrative challenge to a mining permit issued by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to Macoupin Energy’s Shay 1
On April 9, 2013, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, American Constitution Society and the Environmental Law Society presented 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?
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.