This course will explore the many aspects of practicing environmental law – across media (water, land, air, and the energy sector), across levels of government (local, state, federal, international), and across scales (local land use to global climate change). It will also expose students in our specialized environmental LLM to many aspects of legal practice. For example, students will be introduced to litigation, client counseling, advocacy, rulemaking and policymaking for environmental and energy attorneys. Throughout the course of the semester, students will be introduced to several members of the Georgetown environmental law faculty and leading practitioners and will form a community among students in our environmental law LLM degree program. The course is organized as a seminar in which students are expected to write reflective essays informed by our readings and to participate actively in discussions. The grade will be based on class participation and reflective memos with extra weight given to a final summary memo. The course meets every two weeks over lunch throughout the fall semester.