Environmental Justice Clinic

The Environmental Justice Clinic (EJC) advocates for and empowers marginalized communities by combining civil rights, environmental, poverty, and public health law with community lawyering principles.

EJC Overview

Communities of color disproportionately bear the environmental, economic, and health burdens of the development, implementation, and enforcement of the law. Utilizing a community lawyering approach, we seek systemic change for our clients through advocacy, public policy resources, rights education, and transactional assistance.

Our work sits at the intersection of civil rights, environmental, poverty, and public health law, tackling issues in South Florida including climate change, displacement, contamination, environmental health, municipal equity, and more.

Our current work includes several ongoing cases and campaigns where we work closely with our partners and local community organizations.

Watch Spring 2022 Information Session on the Environmental Justice Clinic

What Our Students are Saying

"The Environmental Justice Clinic has changed the way that I think about the world and approach social justice issues. No other class in law school has done that for me.”

Maddie Seales, Former Environmental Justice Clinic Intern University of Miami School of Law, Class of 2020

"My clinic experience has allowed me to deeply study a variety of interconnected issues, closely work with fantastic local partners for justice, and learn specific skills necessary for community lawyering. Being on the Housing Justice team has solidified my interest in anti-displacement and gentrification work as a central part of my legal career moving forward."

Megan Hennings, Current Environmental Justice Clinic Intern University of Miami School of Law, Class of 2023

Read about all clinic interns and fellows

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This crucial work to achieve environmental justice for all is not possible without your support.

Your contribution will make a difference to communities and students right here in Miami-Dade County.

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For More Information

Please email us at environmentaljusticeclinic@law.miami.edu or follow us on Twitter @MiamiLawEnviro.