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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Salim Oday

Oday Salim, LL.M. ’09 is the Executive Director and Managing Attorney with the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center in Detroit. Salim has broad experience in environmental law, including work at private firms and public interest organizations. His expertise includes toxic tort litigation, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, coastal zoning issues and issues related to water usage and pollution in the Great Lakes. He has also worked on international transboundary water allocation and pollution issues, particularly in North America. Salim is also a summer adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School where he teaches Oil & Gas Law.

Oday’s fond memories of LC include: “I remember leaving class to hike in Tryon Creek State Park and appreciating the amazing and literal connection between my education and the natural environment. I remember drafting my first pleading and presenting at my first case rounds and doing my first document review at PEAC (now called Earthrise). I remember how lucky and grateful I felt at the end of each semester knowing that I’d learned this area of law from professors I so admired and in a place with such wonderful staff and students. And of course, I remember the hundreds of perfectly pulled espresso shots from all the coffee shops where I worked and studied.”