Ryan Abbott (Program Co-Director)
Catherine L. Carpenter (Program Co-Director)
Noah Hall is an Associate Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School. His teaching and expertise is in environmental and water law, and his research focuses on issues of environmental governance, federalism, and transboundary pollution and resource management. Before joining the Wayne State, Professor Hall previously taught at the University of Michigan Law School and was an attorney with the National Wildlife Federation, where he managed the Great Lakes Water Resources Program for the nation's largest conservation organization. Professor Hall also worked in private practice for several years, representing a variety of business and public interest clients in litigated and regulatory matters. He has extensive litigation experience and numerous published decisions in state and federal courts, and continues to represent a variety of clients in significant environmental policy disputes. Professor Hall graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, concentrating in environmental policy. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Kathleen A. Blatz, Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Charles Chernor Jalloh
Professor Jalloh is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, joining the school in 2009. He also holds an affiliate faculty appointment at the Ford Institute for Human Security in Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, plus the African Studies program. Professor Jalloh specializes in Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law and Public International Law. He has been widely published in several book chapters and written articles in leading journals such as African Journal of International and Comparative Law, American Journal of International Law, Criminal Law Forum, Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, International Criminal Law Review and Michigan Journal of International Law. Professor Jalloh has a Bachelor’s of Arts International Development Studies from the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences from Guelph University (Canada), a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University, (Montreal), and a Master’s of International Human Rights Law from Oxford University (United Kingdom). He served as a law clerk to Judge Erik Mose on the UN International Tribunal for Rwanda in Tanzania and was a legal adviser to the Office of the Principal Defender as interim defense counsel to former Liberian President, Charles Taylor, in the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague.
Professor MacDougall is a Professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, and a leading authority and noted scholar on sexual orientation law. Prior to joining the Law Faculty, Professor MacDougall studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, served as Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for Mr. Justice Gerald Le Dain, and practiced law both in Toronto and Vancouver. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Florida, a Distinguished Research Fellow at King’s College, London, and a Visiting Lecturer at the Faculté de Droit, Université de Sherbrooke, and Chulalongkorn University in Bankok. In 2004, he was awarded the Killam Teaching Excellence Award. Professor MacDougall earned his B.A. from Acadia University, with honors. He holds an LL.B. from Dalhousie, and B.A. (Juris.), B.C.L., and M.A. degrees from Oxford.
Nick Schroeck is the founding director of the Wayne State University's Transnational Environmental Law Clinic, the first transnational environmental law clinic in North America. He is also the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center and has previously taught a course on U.S.-Canadian environmental law. He brings significant experience on current policy issues, transboundary pollution litigation, and public interest advocacy to the course. He is currently working on transboundary environmental issues ranging from urban environmental justice to invasive species prevention. Mr. Schroeck is a licensed Michigan attorney and a graduate of Wayne State University Law School. He holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and Political Science from Elmhurst College in Illinois.