Being an environmental attorney can give you a career that's exciting, challenging and even fun. The job is monetarily rewarding as some other areas of the legal profession, and has altruistic rewards that many other areas of the legal profession may lack. Do you have what it takes?
Today's children grow up with a keen awareness of environmental issues. Grade school children participate in community efforts to clean up creeks and rivers and spend class time studying the causes of global warming. Preschoolers, coached by sophisticated teachers as well as a certain purple dinosaur, remind family members to recycle. The parents of these savvy kids—whose own childhood knowledge of environmental issues may have been limited to planting a tree in the schoolyard on Arbor Day—find themselves facing an ever-increasing array of environmental challenges in the workplace. Whether employed in real estate, manufacturing, construction, banking, or health care, they grapple with environmental issues, many of which touch upon the law.