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Career Environmental Law

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Powerpoint on career as Environmental Lawyer

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  • 1. Environmental Law
  • 2. Introduction
    • Arose in 1960s as a distinct system
    • Eco-taxes and tradeable emissions
    • Involved in public, private and nonprofit sectors, as well as self-employment
  • 3. Environmental Law
    • Legal Aspects
      • Defense groups
      • Liability and Hazardous Waste Management
      • Liability for remediation
    • Regulatory Aspects
      • Compliance
      • “Right-to-know” laws
  • 4. Education
    • A Bachelor’s degree
      • No specific undergrad requirements, but coursework in Environmental studies helps
    • Law school (accredited by ABA)
    • Bar exam
    • Internships/work experience that introduce you to courtroom procedures are helpful
      • Such as at private law firms or clerking
  • 5. The Numbers
    • 55,000(estimated) of the nation’s 725,000 lawyers are focused in “environmental” fields
    • Strong and growing demand
      • But fierce (and growing) competition
    • Starting Salary: $43,000 with a median of $89,000
    • Most lawyers earn $60,000-$133,000, with the top 10% earning more than 150,000
      • 30%-Public
      • 50%- Private/NPO
      • 20%- Self-employed
  • 6. Legal Aspects
    • Knowledge of environmental regulations and laws is essential
    • “Command and Control”
      • Ex. Emission regulations
        • Set limits and consequences
      • Formerly common but fading
        • Its not enough anymore to know and follow the rules
          • More and more, they are required to seek answers that go beyond compliance
  • 7. Regulatory Aspects
    • “Right-to-Know”
      • Part of Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (1986)
      • Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)
    • Compliance
  • 8. Employers
    • Private corporations
    • Consulting firms
    • Sierra Club/Other NPOs
    • Self-employment
    • Government

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