College of Law




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Law Academic Affairs Office

Office Address:

Law Center
1825 W. Rocket Dr., Ste. 2000
Mailing Address:
2801 W. Bancroft, MS 507
Toledo, OH 43606


Career Compass: A Map for Your Legal Career in Environmental Law

Environmental Law is a surprisingly diverse field with many career paths. Environmental lawyers practice in a variety of settings, including government, law firms, public interest nonprofits, and corporations. Environmental litigation, both civil and criminal, is a fertile field, but many environmental practitioners focus on transactions, compliance counseling, and other work far from the courtroom.

Environmental Law includes pollution control (air, water, waste, etc.) and management of natural resources (e.g., water, wildlife, oil & gas, minerals, public lands). Because so much environmental law is made and enforced by government agencies, knowledge of administrative law is important to environmental law practitioners. Environmental Law often implicates land use and international law as well as such foundational subjects as property, torts, and constitutional law.


Core Curriculum:
Administrative Law
Environmental Law
Natural Resources Law

Specialty Courses:
Land Use Planning
Public Service Externship in an environmental placement
Water Law
Air Pollution (Flex Course)
Occupational Health and Safety (Flex Course)
Shale Oil & Gas (Flex Course)
Toxic Substances (Flex Course)

Other Student Opportunities

Environmental Law Certificate
Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
Environmental Law Society (Student Group)
Legal Institute of the Great Lakes


Kenneth Kilbert
Shelley Cavalieri
William Haak (Lecturer in Law)
Michael Walker (Lecturer in Law)


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Last Updated: 2/2/18