Student Connections

This page serves cur­rent and aspir­ing law school stu­dents by pro­vid­ing resources and infor­ma­tion on career oppor­tu­ni­ties in pub­lic ser­vice, stu­dent-focused events, and insights on envi­ron­men­tal pol­i­cy issues through our Stu­dent Blog Series.

Events — Careers in Public Service

Past Events

Building the Next Generation of Climate Advocates

September 20, 2022

The State Impact Cen­ter, Howard Ener­gy and Envi­ron­men­tal Law Soci­ety, the Amer­i­can Con­sti­tu­tion Soci­ety, and Green 2.0 invite you to learn about careers in cli­mate, envi­ron­men­tal, and ener­gy law in the gov­ern­ment & pub­lic ser­vice sec­tor.

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Exploring Environmental and Public Interest Careers at AG Offices

February 2, 2022

The State Impact Center and Michigan-area law schools co-hosted a discussion on environmental & public interest career opportunities in the offices of state AGs.

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Building Power in the Public Sector: DEI and Anti-Racism at Environmental Jobs in Government

November 1, 2021

The Center, Green 2.0, & the New York City Bar hosted a discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion work at government agencies that focus on environmental law.

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Public Interest Law Center & State Energy Environmental Impact Center Panel

October 19, 2021

Public Interest Law Center and the State Impact Center brought together alumni in environmental careers at national advocacy organizations and government agencies.

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Hear from Students

Our Stu­dent Blog Series col­lects insights from law stu­dent interns on var­i­ous topics.

EJ Issue to Watch: Governor Hochul Sitting on Passed Cumulative Impact Analysis Bill

Tatiana Zapata | September 6, 2022

The passage of New York’s cumulative impacts analysis bill by the state legislature in April 2022 was heralded by environmental justice groups as groundbreaking.

How the Biden Administration is Shaping State AG Enforcement Efforts

Georgia Rock | August 19, 2022

Eighteen months into Biden’s presidency, it is clear that there has been a significant shift within environmental work by state attorneys general.

Can Crypto Mining Ever Go Green?

Julien Blanchard | August 12, 2022

With our climate in crisis and that future at risk, crypto-billionaires and climate activists alike need to find common ground in sustainable, renewable-fueled crypto.

Something’s in the Water: Litigation and Community Action Against Polluting Industrial Farms

Fatima Elhafiz Ibrahiem | August 5, 2022

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) are disproportionately placed in EJ communities.

Environmental Justice in the Sunshine State

Samantha Blend | July 29, 2022

The state of Florida has a wide range of pressing environmental challenges that disproportionately affect underserved communities.

Plastics in the Courtroom: The Evolution of Plastics Litigation

Connor Fraser | July 15, 2022

This post introduces the State Impact Center and Guarini's new Plastics Litigation Tracker and discusses four major trends evident in plastics litigation thus far.

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Stu­dent Listserv

The State Impact Cen­ter Forum: Stu­dent Oppor­tu­ni­ties in Gov­ern­ment & Envi­ron­ment group is for law stu­dents inter­est­ed in envi­ron­men­tal and pub­lic inter­est careers and oppor­tu­ni­ties, with a focus on gov­ern­ment jobs. Expect to receive emails about events, jobs, intern­ship post­ings, and more. 

Career Oppor­tu­ni­ties

With the Center

The State Impact Cen­ter reg­u­lar­ly works with law stu­dent sum­mer interns and research assis­tants. Cur­rent oppor­tu­ni­ties at the Cen­ter can be found through our Work With Us page, by fol­low­ing our LinkedIn page, or con­tact­ing us to learn about oppor­tu­ni­ties for students. 

With AG Offices

The Amer­i­can Con­sti­tu­tion Soci­ety has cre­at­ed a great resource for any­one inter­est­ed in work­ing with a state AG, check them out!