August 28, 2009
Environmental and Natural Resources Program Announces Leadership Changes
Oregon Law recently announced that Heather Brinton has been appointed Managing Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program.
Ms. Brinton is a 1996 graduate of Oregon Law and served as a judicial clerk before practicing law. Her legal practice encompassed a number of environmental areas, including land use, water, environmental, public utility, and local government law, and a stint as a staff attorney at the Western Environmental Law Center.
She returned to the law school in 2005 where she has served as the ENR Program’s Assistant Director. In that capacity, Brinton has administered the Program’s interdisciplinary projects, supervised its law student fellows, and also has taught Climate Law and Policy.
“Heather Brinton has been a major force underlying our many successes,” said Dean Margie Paris. “I’m confident that the program will thrive under her leadership.”
Professor Mary Wood will provide faculty guidance for the program during Professor Adell Amos’s leave of absence. Professor Amos recently accepted a position as the Deputy Solicitor for Land and Water for the United States Department of the Interior.