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Service Learning Experiences in the Master's Degree in Environmental Law

Environmental Law Clinic

  • Coordinators: Aitana de la Varga (aitana.delavarga@urv.cat) i Elisabet Cerrato Guri (elisabet.cerrato@urv.cat)
  • Summary: One of the places where Law students can do their work experience programme is CEDAT, the Tarragona Centre for Environmental Law Studies, which contains the Environmental Law Clinic. In the field of Law, one of the most common types of international service learning programme is Clinical Legal Education, a global movement for social justice that involves students and teachers from all over the world. The services offered by students under the supervision of the institution's teaching staff include: the writing of legal reports and statements, the writing of local legislative proposals, and conciliation and mediation in environmental matters. Between the academic years 2005-2006 and 2017-2018, the Environmental Law Clinic worked on a total of 55 cases for 30 clients.

2007: Award of the Social Council of the URV to the Teaching Quality. Collective modality.

2018: Award of the Social Council of the URV to the Teaching Quality for the project Social Gardens at the URV: The environmental education to the social innovation. Collective modality coordinated by professorsÁngeles Galiana Saura, Maria Marqués Banqué and Susana Borràs Pentinat.

2018: Project award-winning with the distinction Jaume Vicens Vives to the Universitary Teaching Quality of the Generalitat de Catalunya for the project Social Gardens: Environmental education to the social innovation. Collective modality.