Environmental Law

Environmental Lawyers may work with a variety of clients ranging from individuals to large corporations or government agencies. They focus on environmental rights and laws and may work on projects relating to renewable energy, sustainability, and climate change.

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Raghav Srivastava

Legal Consultant

7 years of industry experience

As an esteemed Environmental Law and Justice professional, Raghav has over 7 years of work experience. His diversity of experience - from big conservation NGOs, to being part of the National Geographic Explorers team as a mountaineer in the Himalayas, to smaller, more localised organisations and the UN - puts him in a unique position to be able to guide prospective young students and early career professionals. He is now pursuing his studies at the prestigious Yale School of the Environment.

KEY SKILLS

  • Empathy

  • Compassion

  • Observation

  • Patience

  • Passion

  • Determined

  • Insightful (see the bigger picture)

  • Effective 

  • Communication

  • Analytical

PROS


  • You get to be passionate and achieve your dream to save the planet.

  • You get to materialise the hopes of a community

  • You get to be the reason people breathe clean air and drink safe water

  • You get to protect the heritage of your country with the law by your side

  • Every once in a while, you get to see oppressive corporations take a hit and you get to be the one to render them helpless

CONS

  • The income is not as good as that of a corporate lawyer

  • Power-hungry corporations may buy themselves out without a scratch thus, making you question what you do

  • It involves a lot of paperwork

  • It is very interest-oriented

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Firms

  • Advocate

  • Consultation

  • NGOs

  • Judge

  • Legal clinics

  • Pro Bono 

  • Academic journals

  • Formulating Policy

  • Empanel as a State Lawyer

  • You're passionate for a cause

  • You are not afraid to speak up against bullies 

  • You believe in Climate Change

  • You find the need to strike a balance in order to achieve sustainability

KEY OPPORTUNITIES

Books

Podcasts

Networking Groups

Interesting Facts about the career


  • More than 700 million people do not have access to clean water and more than 2 billion have sanitation problems.

  • Plastic is Forever. It doesn’t bio-grade and go back to nature. It photo-degrades into smaller pieces of itself, continually polluting the environment throughout its life cycle.

  • Pollution kills more than 1 million seabirds and 100 million mammals every year.

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