Clean Water Legal Expert Joins ENR

Oregon law alum and national expert in environmental and natural resources law Douglas Quirke, JD ’95, was recently appointed research associate for the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center (ENR). 

Quirke has served as executive director of the Oregon Clean Water Action Project (OCWAP) since 2002. Prior to that, Quirke spent six years practicing as a public interest attorney focusing on Clean Water Act enforcement cases.

“I look forward to working with the ENR faculty and students on solutions to the difficult and increasingly urgent environmental challenges that we currently face not only in Oregon, but across the nation and globe,” Quirke said.

As ENR research associate, Quirke will be responsible for supporting student research and conducting independent research of his own that contributes to one of the center’s seven interdisciplinary projects. The Interdisciplinary Projects and Fellows Program is the law school’s vehicle for meeting the needs of the rapidly changing field of environmental law, innovating how legal education can enhance the student experience while also providing community service.