ENR: Faculty

At the University of Oregon, our environmental and natural resources law faculty are some of the nation's leading scholars in the field of environmental law. Blending public service, teaching, and cutting-edge research, our faculty are dedicated to preparing our students to advance the public interest.

Adell Amos
Dean's Distinguished Faculty Fellow;
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

BA, Drury College; JD, University of Oregon. Clerked for The Honorable Proctor Hug, Jr. on the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Teaches Water Law, Federal Administrative Law, Environmental Conflict Resolution, and Oregon Water Law and Policy.

Howie Arnett
Instructor

BA, Stanford University; MA, London School of Economics; JD, University of Oregon. Partner at Karnopp Petersen, LLP. Teaches Indian Law, Tribal Courts and Tribal Law, Comparative Law of Indigenous Peoples, and Contemporary Issues in American Indian Law.

 

Heather Brinton
Director of ENR Center

AB, Sweet Briar College; JD, University of Oregon. Supervises Interdisciplinary Research Projects & Fellows Program. Teaches environmental law externships.

John Bonine
Bernard B. Kliks Professor

Co-founded Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW), the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC), and the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC). Teaches Administrative Law, Comparative Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, and Constitutional Law.

Michael Fakhri
Assistant Professor

BS, University of Western Ontario; JD University of Toronto; LL.M., Harvard Unviersity; LL.B., Queen's University. Specializes in international economic law with an emphasis on questions of development. Teaches Food, Farming, and Sustainability.

Peter Frost
Instructor

BA, Stanford University; JD, University of Oregon. Co-leads the Environmental Law Clinic and Advanced Environmental Law Clinic.

 

Dan Galpern
Instructor

Susan N. Gary
Orlando J. and Marian H.
Hollis Professor

BA, Yale University; JD, Columbia University. Teaches Nonprofit Organzations, Trusts and Estates, and Estate Planning.

Ibrahim J. Gassama
James O. & Alfred T. Goodwin Senior Faculty Fellow

BA, Virginia Tech; JD, Harvard University. Specializes in the interrelationships among human rights, environmental degradation, and economic development. Teaches Human Rights Law, Tort Law, International Law, Criminal Procedure, International Business Transactions, International Trade Law, and European Union Law.

Richard G. Hildreth
Frank E. Nash Professor;
Director, Ocean & Coastal Law Program

BSE, University of Michigan; JD, University of Michigan. Teaches Ocean and Coastal Law, International Environmental Law, and Climate Change Law.

 

Jason Salmi Klotz
Instructor

MA, Vermont Law School; JD Vermont Law School. Specializes in energy law and policy, energy regulation, water law, CERCLA, and RCRA. Teaches Energy Law.

Tom Lininger
Associate Professor

BA, Yale University; JD, Harvard University. Specializes in the intersection of environmental law, ethics, and criminal procedure. Teaches Evidence and Legal Profession.

Roberta Mann
Loran L. Stewart Professor

MBA, Arizona State University; JD, Arizona State University, LL.M., Georgetown University. Specializes in tax law with an emphasis on how the tax system affects the environment. Teaches Federal Taxation.

Jared Margolis
Instructor

BA, Colgate University; MA, Brown University; JD, Vermont Law School. Teaches Environmental Law, Land Use Law, Energy Law, Endangered Species Law.

John Mellgren
Instructor

BA, University of Michigan; JD, University of Oregon. Co-leads the Environmental Law Clinic and Advanced Environmental Law Clinic.

Ben Miller
Instructor

Teaches Land, Trust, and Conservation Easements.

Doug Quirke
ENR Research Associate

JD, University of Oregon. Specializes in the Clean Water Act. Performs research with Interdisciplinary Research Projects & Fellows Program.

Michael Reeder
Instructor

BA, University of Washington; JD, University of Oregon. Attorney at Arnold Gallagher P.C. Specializes in land use, planning, and code enforcement issues. Teaches Land Use Law.

Nancy E. Shurtz
B.A. Kliks Professor

BA, University of Cincinnati; JD, Ohio State University; LL.M., Georgetown University. Specializes in individual and business tax law, tax policy, environmental policy, and women and the law. Teaches Corporate Tax, Accounting for Lawyers, State and Local Tax, Business Planning, Tax Policy, Estate Planning, Women and the Law, Poverty Law, and Environmental Policy.

Mary C. Wood
Philip H. Knight Professor;
Faculty Director of ENR Center

BA, University of Washington; JD, Stanford University. Specializes in climate crisis, atmospheric trust law, natural resources, and native law issues. Teaches Property Law, Natural Resources Law, Public Trust Law, and Federal Indian Law.