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.
Center Events — Careers in Public Service
October 20, 2022
A panel discussion on careers in climate, environmental, and energy law in the government and public interest sectors, co-hosted with the Southern University Law Center. Learn what a regular day's work looks like, what the panelist's paths to environmental law were, and what the pros and cons of working as an environmental lawyer are.
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.
April 4, 2022
The State Impact Center and ACS hosted a discussion about honors programs and fellowship opportunities in AG offices, with remarks by North Carolina AG Josh Stein.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fatima Elhafiz Ibrahiem | August 5, 2022
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) are disproportionately placed in EJ communities.
Samantha Blend | July 29, 2022
The state of Florida has a wide range of pressing environmental challenges that disproportionately affect underserved communities.
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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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.
Bethany Davis Noll, JD ’05, still remembers the hike and barbecue at Meg Caldwell’s home during the beginning of her 1L year. This event and her later experience with the Environmental Law Clinic cemented Davis Noll’s strong interest in environmental law.
“I once heard this advice and I think it is so good: your grades are how you get your job, but legal writing is how you keep your job. My advice is to spend the time you need to on your classes; don’t let yourself get pulled in too many other directions so that you can get the grades you want. Legal writing is the most important skill you need for the day-to-day life of a lawyer. Take advantage of every opportunity to practice and hone that skill.” —Bethany Davis Noll
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 it out!