Conservation Law Center provides legal counsel without charge to conservation organizations, works to improve conservation law and policy, and offers law students clinical experience in the practice of law and the profession's public service tradition.
The Conservation Law Center was established in 2005 to help local, regional, and national non-profit and government organizations achieve their conservation goals. We fulfill this mission by drafting model legislation; resolving organization and incorporation problems; providing legal support for land conservation through acquisition; and advocating before administrative and judicial bodies for conservation of wildlife, ecological systems, and protected areas
Second and third year law students work as clinical interns with the Conservation Law Center in a partnership with Indiana University Maurer and McKinney Schools of Law. Interns are introduced to a high standard of technical competence and professionalism in the practice of law. Some clinic interns go on to pursue careers in environmental law. All gain an awareness of conservation issues and the importance of law in the public interest.