Clinic - 3 to 5 hours. The Aoki Water Justice Clinic partners with residents, community organizations, and drinking water providers to address of the need for safe, clean, and affordable drinking water. Through weekly lecture, case rounds, and practical experience, students will gain an understanding of state and federal water governance and regulation, local government mechanisms for delivering drinking water, and the legal and financial barriers to implementing safe drinking water projects. Under the supervision of the clinic director and a graduate fellow, students will work together in teams to advise clients on potential governance structures (entity choice), funding options and rate policies; design and present community education trainings; draft local government consolidation proposals, land contracts, and agreements between water users, water systems and local governments; research and draft comment letters to administrative and local governments on issues affecting drinking water; develop and implement media strategies on issues affecting drinking water; and provide technical assistance to communities that seek state funding for water system and capital improvement projects. Students participating in the Clinic are required to attend a full day orientation on August 20, as well as all clinic seminars, case rounds, and supervision meetings.Application required for enrollment.
Graduation Requirements: Counts towards Professional Skills Requirement.
Class limit: 8 students