ENV 959a,b/EPH 555 (In Person) / 2020-2021

Clinic in Climate Justice, Climate Policy, the Law, and Public Health

Credits: 3
Teaching Mode: In Person
Fall 2020: Time and location TBA
Spring 2021: Time and location TBA

This course, an innovative collaboration between Yale School of Public Health and Vermont Law School, includes students from both Yale and Vermont Law School. In the course, interdisciplinary student teams carry out applied projects that incorporate elements of  climate justice, climate policy, and /or the law with public health. Each team works with a partner organization (e.g., state agency, community organization, other non-governmental organization) or on an ongoing project of the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health and/or Vermont Law School. A given team may include students from one institution or it could include students from both schools, in which case team members work together remotely. The course meets weekly at Yale School of Public Health and Vermont Law School, respectively, connected by Zoom. In addition, there are two required in-person half-day weekend retreats that all students attend, one at Yale and one at Vermont Law School. The course affords the opportunity to apply concepts and competencies learned in the classroom to have a real world impact. This course should be of interest to students across the University, and is open to Yale College juniors and seniors. In addition, this course is one of the options available to students to fulfill the practice requirement for the MPH degree and the capstone requirement for the MEM degree at the School of the Environment. Enrollment is by application only; check the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health website or the canvas site for more information.