Examples of recent Clinics are listed below:
- 2016: Students worked with the California Air Resources Board on a confidential project.
- 2015: Students researched topics related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan proposed rule. This work is for the California Energy Commission, in partnership with the California Air Resources Board and the California Public Utilities Commission.
- 2014: Students conducted research related to cost effectiveness for the California Energy.
- 2013: Students conducted research related to energy data for the California Energy Commission.
- 2012: Students conducted research related to appliance standards for the California Energy Commission.
- 2011: Students conducted research for the California Energy Commission relating to authority and permitting requirements for siting thermal power plants in California.
- 2010: USD Law student worked in partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) Legal Division to determine whether existing statutes and regulations could afford renewable energy any advantage to access transmission lines.
- 2009: USD Law students worked in collaboration with the California Air Resources Board's Chief Counsel to conduct legal research into a specific legal question related to auctioning allowances in a cap-and-trade scheme.
- 2008: USD Law students conducted research for an administrative law judge at the California Public Utilities Commission related to the reinstatement of direct access in California, which allows customers to purchase electricity from a company other than their incumbent utility.
Interested students should submit a brief statement of interest, resume, and writing sample to Joe Kaatz, Staff Attorney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students also should sign up for a full course load and if accepted into the clinic can drop 3 credits. For additional information about the clinic, please contact Joe Kaatz at at 619-260-4600 ext. 2870 or the above email.