Air, Water and Land


A maze of statutes and regulations address the quality of our air, land, and water such as the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and hazardous waste statutes. International treaties also govern regulation of pollution among countries or regions.

Practitioners working in this area are well-versed in complex regulatory and enforcement schemes that environmental quality and pollution cleanup. 


Alumni on the Front Lines

  • Lawrence Pittman

    Assistant Regional Counsel, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6

    I’m making a difference in the Texas and Louisiana region. Low-income and minority communities here are historically overburdened and underserved. Working on hazardous waste, Clean Air Act and Title VI issues, I advance Environmental Justice, maximizing protection for these communities.

  • Katrina Krebs Headshot

    Associate at Beveridge & Diamond

    I enjoy working in the dynamic field of environmental law and becoming well versed in emerging contaminant, odor, and species issues so that I can effectively represent my clients.

  • Dan Mensher

    Keller Rohrback, Complex Litigation Group

    I work to hold corporations responsible for messes they make in our environment and the damage they cause to our communities and natural resources. I had the privilege of representing the State of Oregon in its precedent-setting case against Monsanto related to the damage its PCBs have caused in Oregon.

Doing the Work

Apply your classroom knowledge to real air, land, and water quality issues through our on-campus clinics and institutes:

Earthrise Law Center Global Law Alliance Green Energy Institute