Center for Energy & Environmental Law Field Placement
Students in this field placement course extern at various agencies and organizations in the environmental and energy field, including: the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection; the CT legislature’s Environment Committee; law firms’ energy and environmental practice groups; the Office of Consumer Counsel; energy regulators and utility companies; and other environmental and renewable-energy focused organizations.
I had the opportunity to work in the legal office at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection through the CEEL clinic. It goes without saying that I gained valuable real world experience working on environmental and energy issues. But I also learned a lot about the day-to-day operation of state agencies and had the opportunity to work on a few employment and constitutional issues of the sort that an agency’s attorneys have to address to keep the agency running smoothly.
– Timothy Bleasdale