October 17, 2012
My interest in international environmental issues stems from the two years I spent working in sustainable environmental development in the Dominican Republic. While working on environmental issues from a grass roots level was rewarding, I saw the need for cooperation between different countries as central to creating long-term solutions to environmental problems. I chose to go to law school, because I believed it would provide me with the tools to make a broader impact on global environmental issues. IELP provides the opportunity to use the legal skills I have developed to help protect and conserve the global environment by working with governments and NGOs on a variety of global environmental issues. I am looking forward to learning from the knowledgeable staff and other students who share my interests to further develop the skills necessary to become a successful environmental attorney.