Harvard: The Emmett Environmental Law Center

A “game-changing” new $15 million gift from alumnus Dan Emmett ’64 will establish the Emmett Environmental Law Center at Harvard Law, further enhancing the school’s longstanding environmental law program and legal clinic while creating a first-of-its-kind environmental moot court institute.

Professor Jody Freeman LL.M ’91 S.J.D. ’95 explains that the gift is “critical to creating a legacy program here at Harvard Law School that will, in perpetuity, support our supremely talented team of staff attorneys, fellows, and other experts who deliver such huge benefits to our students and make such a significant difference in the world.”

The gift will also establish the country’s first environmental moot court institute, enabling attorneys to practice and develop their arguments before world-class experts. It will be the only moot court focused exclusively on environmental law, particularly litigation at the federal district and appellate court levels.