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The New Private Public Interest Bar


John E. Bonine


University of Oregon; Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide; Western Environmental Law Center


Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1986

Abstract:     
This 1986 article was the first in the world to name and describe the phenomenon of practicing public interest environmental law on a regular basis from a private law firm. A private public interest lawyer is not one who works in a large law firm and does occasional pro bono work on the side. Such lawyers face limits imposed by the business interests of the other clients of the law firm. Rather, a private public interest lawyer habitually represents smaller clients against big economic interests or government, making positional conflicts far less likely. This article gives examples of such practices and describes how professors may help environmental law students enter this alternative mode of law practice.

Since this article was published more than 20 years ago, the number of private public interest environmental lawyers has grown to equal the number practicing public interest environmental law on the staffs of nonprofit organizations.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: environmental law, public interest, pro bono, nonprofit

JEL Classification: K32

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Date posted: November 28, 2007  

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Bonine, John E., The New Private Public Interest Bar. Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1986. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1033001

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John E. Bonine (Contact Author)
University of Oregon ( email )
1515 Agate Street
Eugene, OR 97403
United States
+1 541 346 3827 (Phone)
+1 541 346 1564 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://law.uoregon.edu/LLM
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide ( email )
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Eugene, OR 97403
United States
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Western Environmental Law Center ( email )
Eugene, OR
United States
+1 541 346 3827 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.westernlaw.org
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