Environmental engineering law
is a profession that requires an expertise in both environmental engineering
. This field includes professionals with both a legal and environmental engineering education. This dual educational requirement is typically satisfied through an ABET
accredited degree in environmental engineering and an ABA
accredited law degree. Likewise, this profession requires both licensure in professional environmental engineering
Environmental engineering law is the professional application of law, science
principles to improve the environment (air, water, and/or land resources), to provide healthy water, air, and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to remediate polluted sites. Environmental engineering lawyers seek to promote the advancement of technical engineering knowledge in the legal profession and to enhance informed legal analysis of complex environmental matters.
Environmental engineering law professionals offer a sound knowledge base in the fields of both environmental engineering and law to address complex environmental problems which demand both professional technical practice and legal expertise. Areas of practice are continually expanding, but frequently include complex land transactions, such as: