“ Protecting the world's greatest freshwater resource and the communities that depend upon it ”

Transnational Environmental Law Clinic

The Great Lakes Environmental Law Center works in partnership with the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic at Wayne State University Law School. Law students work under the direct supervision of assistant clinical professor Nick Schroeck to learn the skills and strategies needed to affect environmental policy in state and federal government. Students participate in the lawmaking process by preparing policy papers and reports, commenting on rulemaking and permit decisions, and engaging in judicial review and enforcement litigation.

The Transnational Environmental Law Clinic prepares students for their future legal and environmental advocacy work while serving the community in Michigan. The Clinic is a resource for citizens, community organizations, and government leaders working towards environmental protection. It gives Wayne Law students the opportunity to play a critical role in solving our region's most pressing environmental problems. Priorities and focus areas are protecting the Great Lakes and freshwater, transitioning to clean energy and curbing global warming emissions, assisting communities in achieving environmental justice, and ensuring good public process and openness in government decisions.

Clinic Students Past and Present:


Catherine Deciechi, Jason Dinsmore, Francis Grunow, Alexander Jerome, Stephanie Marino, Kaitlyn Sundt


Meghan Curavo, Ellen Davis, Stephanie Kamykowski, Samantha Orvis, Jennifer Pollock-Mason, Paul Santi, Brea Engel, Stephanie Karisny, Anisa Lari, Kingsley Osei, Robert Avers, Jennifer Baggiani, Caroline Gersch, Jessica Krefman, Robert O'Reilly, Timothy Sloan


Jessica Bajikowski, Michelle Ciaverilla, Matthew Clark, Nathan Dupes, Alexander Felmlee, Yunjoo Kim Goze, Nadia Hamade, Tasnim Hassanali, Michael Klinefelt, Elizabeth Kruman, Katherine Okonowski, Nicholas Ranke, Varun Shekhar, Guy Silvasi, Diane Williamson


Kenneth Cox, Nisha Dalal, Joshua Davis, Mary Dunn, Robert Gilligan, Elizabeth Gotham, Robert Johns, Kelsi Johnson, Allison Kriger, Lauren Kuczynski, Danielle Luce, Benjamin McCoy, Kyle Peczynski, Ryan Schutte, Amanda Skalski, Steven Watmore


Bailor Bell, Kathleen Beson, Dan MacNeil, Paul Stewart, Adam Taylor


Andrew Gonyea, Nicholas McIntyre, Erica Shell, Patrick Sierawski, Patrick Tully

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