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Turner Environmental Law Clinic

Advisory Board

The success of the Clinic, our students, and our alumni is in large part attributable to the guidance received from the Clinic’s advisory board, which is comprised of a diverse group of prominent environmental lawyers, engineers, and scholars.


Ashten Bailey 11L, Environmental Attorney, Federal Government
William Buzbee, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School
Juliet Cohen, General Counsel, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
Sam DeSimone, Retired Executive Vice President and General Counsel, EarthLink
Jewell Harper, Lecturer, Spelman College
James Henderson, Founder and Managing Director, truGround Environmental
Richard A. Horder, Partner, Kazmarek Mowery Cloud Laseter LLP
Ciannat Howett, Director of Sustainability Initiatives, Emory University
Kelly Jordan, Founder and President, Point Center Corporation
Mandy Mahoney 06L, President, Southeastern Energy Efficiency Alliance
Jonathan Nash, Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
Rebecca Purdom, Professor of Practice, Emory University School of Law
Kristen Ritter Rivera, Environmental and Regulatory Manager, Newell Brands
Gil Rogers, Director of Georgia and Alabama Offices, Southern Environmental Law Center
Andrew M. Thompson 97L, Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP
Katherine Weaver, Account Director, Jackson Spalding

When the Turner Environmental Law Clinic was launched 20 years ago, the public interest law community in Georgia was quite small. The Clinic's dual mission — to assist environmental nonprofits with their visions and to create top-tier public interest attorneys — has proven to be very successful for the Clinic and for the community. Today, the Clinic has an outsized impact, leveraging its resources wisely to ensure that environmental groups work together, that all voices are heard, and that natural resources are protected.

Bill Buzbee, Professor of Law at Georgetown University, Founder and Board Member, Turner Environmental Law Clinic