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The Faculty

Assistant Professor Kevin Lynch

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Kevin Lynch graduated magna cum laude from Rice University before attending New York University School of Law, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the NYU Environmental Law Journal and graduated magna cum laude. Professor Lynch joined the faculty in 2009 as the Environmental Law Clinical Fellow, and he currently still teaches in the Environmental Law Clinic. Prior to attending law school, he worked in the energy industry, and before joining the faculty he was a junior attorney at Environmental Defense Fund’s office in Boulder, Colorado. Professor Lynch has experience working at the state and federal level on regulatory and permitting issues related to climate change, air quality, and energy policy, as well as litigation experience in federal courts regarding air pollution, public lands, and wildlife. His scholarship focuses on civil procedure and access to courts.

The Clinic Fellow

Tim Estep

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Tim Estep is the Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Environmental Law Clinic. Tim received his J.D. from the University of Michigan, where he helped to found and served as Managing Editor of the Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law. After graduating from law school, Tim was a Clinical Fellow in the University of Pittsburgh’s Environmental Law Clinic, where he supervised student-interns working on cases concerning the recycling, reuse, and disposal of shale gas wastewater and stormwater management. At the Pitt Clinic, Tim also assisted in teaching the clinic seminar which covered client-counseling, case management, and advocacy skills. Following the University of Pittsburgh fellowship, Tim served as Assistant Counsel to the Honorable Steven C. Beckman of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Environmental Hearing Board. At the Board, Tim assisted in hearings regarding Department of Environmental Protection enforcement actions and permitting decisions, as well as advising the Board’s Rules Committee on proposed revisions to the Board’s regulations.

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Former Fellows

  • Kelly Davis
  • Kevin Lynch, currently an assistant professor at the Sturm College of Law.
  • Ashley Wilmes, currently in private practice in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Kay Bond, currently a staff attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center.

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Student Attorneys

Each year the Clinic trains approximately 18 J.D. students to practice environmental law. The goal of the Environmental Law Clinic is to protect the environment while teaching students practical legal skills that will translate into any practice area.

The current student attorneys for 2017-2018 are:

Sameh Afifi, David Brewster, Andrea (A.J.) Gwirtsman, Macklin Henderson, Leigh Horton, Nathaniel Jordan, Stephen Klein, Zachary Lass, Christopher McMichael, Erica Montague, Brandy Noriega, and Travis Parker

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