University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Environmental Law Clinic

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

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Data Provided By
United Way of Allegheny County
General Information
Description of ServiceWorking largely in the areas of water quality, water rights, mining, solid waste disposal, and land use, the Environmental Law Clinic represents low-income clients in matters ranging from legislative drafting to litigation to client counseling.
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland, Western and Central Penmnsylvania
Intake ProcedureThe clinic considers client matters on a first-come, first-served basis. Potential clients may call and speak with a clinic representative, who will take down their information and relay it to the clinic’s supervising attorney.
Intake RequirementsThe supervising attorney will evaluate each matter to determine whether:
  • The clinic has adequate resources to handle the matter;
  • The matter meets the clinic’s pedagogical objectives;
  • The matter has a good-faith basis in fact and law (or may have such a basis upon case development); and
  • The request for services is consistent with the clinic’s role as a law firm of last resort.
Helpful TipsThe clinic does not charge for attorney, staff, or student time. However, some administrative fees and external professional fees may apply depending on the nature of the services requested.
Client Information
Target PopulationLow-Income
EligibilityThe clinic represents individuals, organizations, and governmental entities otherwise unable to afford legal and technical services for their environmental and community-health needs.
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 3900 Forbes Avenue
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Mail Attention To University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Barco Law Building
Main Phone 412-648-1300
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: University of Pittsburgh
Affiliated Program: University of Pittsburgh School of Law
This Service: University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Environmental Law Clinic
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Community Legal Clinics (FV-1400)
Environmental Law (FT-2550)
Law Schools (HD-6000.6200-400)
Legal Representation (FP-4500)
Legal Services (FT)
Low Income (YL-3300.4500)
Public Health (JP)