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Great Lakes Environmental Law Center adds two new attorneys

I am very excited to share news that two superb attorneys have joined us at the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center. Oday Salim, most recently Senior Attorney at Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services, brings the same title to GLELC. Oday was previously a Staff Attorney at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Environmental Law Clinic. Oday is a Wayne Law graduate and was one of my best students. After earning his J.D., he continued with an LL.M. degree in environmental and natural resources law from Lewis & Clark Law School. He speaks more languages than I can name and loves to litigate. I’m lucky to have him as a friend and now colleague, and thrilled he is coming back home to Detroit to serve the Great Lakes community.

And Nicholas Leonard, previously an Equal Justice Works Fellow at GLELC, will be continuing as a Staff Attorney. Nick’s fellowship created a new program in urban agriculture in Detroit, and he provides legal counsel and transactional services to non-profit entities, community organizations and low-income persons. Nick will continue this innovative work and other related advocacy. Check out his blog,, to learn more.

Congrats to GLELC Executive Director Nick Schroeck and the board for growing the organization to better serve the people and communities of the Great Lakes. For more details on these hires, see the GLELC press release.