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Legal Practicum Seminar: International Environmental Law in Ecuador

               June 20 - July 1st, 2016 - CUENCA, ECUADOR -3 credits (Prof. Erica Lyman)

                       STUDENTS  from other law schools and AUDITORS WELCOME

This two-week intensive field placement will explore international environmental legal and policy themes through the lens of environmental issues in Ecuador. The course will be offered in Cuenca, Ecuador and will combine substantive classroom instruction with field-based skills training. With one of the few constitutions that recognizes both the right to a healthy environment and the rights of nature, Ecuador offers a unique case study of the some of the most pressing international environmental law and policy issues, including biodiversity conservation, climate change, urban sustainability, landscape protection, human rights, and the rights of indigenous peoples. Touching on each of these issues, the course focuses substantially on the role of mining as a means of achieving sustainable development.

  The course will be open to both law students (3 credits) and Lewis & Clark college students. Law students, including visiting students, will be accepted through an application process, and college students may participate through the Ecuador summer program.  Inclusion of both law and non-law students offers a unique opportunity to integrate law, policy, and science.

Registration for law students by admission only. Admissions are on a rolling basis. Enrollment is limited to 10 students. For more information and details on costs, or to apply, submit a letter of interest, transcripts, writing sample and resume to Professor Lyman at

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