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The Case for a Better Environment
With an undergraduate degree in environmental science and a professional career as an environmental consultant, Lori Hood ’04 knows the importance of a good environment.

Hood enjoyed her seven-year consulting career specializing in the assessment of environmental risk for real estate. But she wanted more of a challenge. With its great location, top-notch faculty, and an excellent Environmental Law Clinic, Widener Law’s Delaware Campus was the perfect place for her.

“Widener Law had a wonderful atmosphere,” Hood says. “The professors and students were encouraging and supportive. And the education was very practical.”

Upon enrollment, Hood knew exactly what she wanted to get out of law school—hands on experience and a concentration in environmental law. She participated in the Environmental Law Clinic where she litigated real cases involving issues such as clean air and water and endangered species.

“Some law schools focus on theory and that’s great,” Hood says. “But if you want to be a practicing attorney, you need a practical learning experience. That’s exactly what I received at Widener.”

In addition to the Clinic, Hood served as internal managing editor of the Widener Law Review. Her involvement allowed her to polish her writing abilities and gain a meticulous eye for detail. She continues to use both of those skills today as an associate in the Environmental Practice Group at Drinker Biddle. She primarily helps clients develop and implement appropriate scopes of environmental due diligence for corporate real estate transactions.