The clinics at NYLS give students an invaluable opportunity to develop practical legal skills while learning to advance fairness and equity in the law.

Conservation Law and Policy Clinic


Professor Gerald Korngold

Students will work on projects from The Nature Conservancy (a leading national and global conservation organization, based in Arlington, VA) as assigned through the senior vp/general counsel of TNC. These projects would cover legal and related policy issues related to TNC’s work in the public and private arenas. Depending on what is happening at the time, this might be position papers on public conservation issues, education materials for the website, working on private conservation transactions facilitated by TNC, legislative work, etc. The students will work on some projects jointly, others alone, but we will meet as a working collaborative group to discuss each other’s work, make suggestions, provide feedback, etc. The semester will begin with readings and class meetings led by the professor to provide a common background for all participants on conservation law. Class meetings will continue throughout the year, approximately every other week.

With permission of the Center for Real Estate Law (CRES) Director, CRES Harlan Scholars may complete this course in fulfillment of the CRES Capstone Project requirement. Additionally, pending admission, graduating CRES Associates may complete this course in fulfillment of the CRES Associates Skills requirement.