Law students and new attorneys are the future of environmental law. We have formalized the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center fellowship program this year, and have four spectacular individuals working with us in 2015-16:
Joe Regalia is a postgraduate Research Fellow, currently clerking for Judge Jay Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2013 earning the Daniel Grady Award for finishing 1st in his class. While in law school, he served as an editor with the Michigan Journal of International Law and the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law. He then clerked for Judge Andrew P. Gordon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. His publications include “The Common Law Right to Information,” 18 Richmond Journal of Law & the Public Interest 89 (2015).
Maureen O’Sullivan, Wayne Law ‘16, is Managing Editor of the Journal of Law in Society and a member of the school’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition team and the board of the Environmental Law Society. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a double major in English & Environmental Studies/Environmental Policy. She has worked with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, U.S. EPA (Region 2), and the State Appellate Defender Office. Before law school, she worked for several years in Environmental Affairs for DTE Energy Resources.
Justin Sterk, Wayne Law ‘16, is president of the school’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and on the board of the Environmental Law Society. As a member of the school’s National Environmental Moot Court Competition team in 2015, he won the David Sive Award for Best Brief at the annual Pace competition. He graduated from the University of Michigan, majoring in Sports Management with a minor in Environmental Studies. He has worked at the Detroit Land Bank Authority and City of River Rouge Attorney’s Office, and co-authored (with Prof. Nick Schroeck) “What is a Pond? Michigan Court of Appeals Interprets ‘Waters of the State’ Under Michigan Law,” 33 Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Issue 99, No. 3 (2015).
Sabra Bushey, Wayne Law ’17, is a member of the school’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition team and the Board of the Environmental Law Society. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy and a double minor in Sustainability and Environmental Economics. Her honors thesis analyzed the implications of water privatization. She has worked with the U.S. EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, NOAA’s Chesapeake Bay Office, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of General Counsel, Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance.