Washington Law Review


One of our key objectives at this celebration has been to explore the future of environmental law. To continue the exploration, I've chosen to address not an area of environmental law or environmental practice, but rather the teaching of environmental law. I hope to provoke the dialogue toward answering fundamental questions about what we should teach, why we should teach it, and how we should go about that task. It is an effort that I hope will engage not only the usual suspects for such pieces, a few fellow teachers and the watchful eye of a student law review editor, but also practitioners, judges, policymakers, and the employers of lawyers—clients. And, though not every law school has such a nurturing ecosystem, there are a good number of leading institutions like ours that do, and for those that do not, I believe that much of what follows can still be fodder for discussions, and perhaps some action

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