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New Partnership to Promote Experiential Learning for Environmental Law Students

April 2013

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of LawEnvironmental Law Institute

Baltimore, MD — The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s nationally ranked Environmental Law Program and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the nation’s premier environmental research and education center, are pleased to announce an innovative new partnership to help law students acquire practical experience in environmental and energy law. Maryland and ELI invite law students from around the country to join them in Washington D.C. for a semester of advanced study in environmental and energy law. Students participating in the Maryland/ELI Environmental Experience in Washington (“ME3 in DC”) will receive law school credit while gaining practical experience working for federal agencies, environmental NGOs, members of Congress, and other groups.

The “ME3 in DC” program brings together a unique combination of expertise and resources to provide students with an exceptional educational experience. Maryland Carey’s Environmental Law Program has long operated one of the most extensive environmental externship programs placing students with more than 40 different agencies and groups. At its offices in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., ELI regularly hosts educational programs featuring top environmental officials and practitioners. The “ME3 in DC” program now will permit students from any law school to gain valuable work experience at the center of national policymaking while participating in an environmental practicum at ELI’s offices. Students will be able to experience how the environmental and energy laws operate in practice while learning from the key people who helped draft, apply, and enforce them.


Applications for the Fall 2013 semester are now being accepted. For more information contact Julie Weisman at ELI (weisman@eli.org) or William Piermattei, Managing Director of the University of Maryland’s Environmental Law Program (wpiermattei@law.umaryland.edu).

University of Maryland
Francis King Carey School of Law
500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201