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McClure, Doug

Intermittent Lecturer
Fall 2018

1041 Legal Research

​Douglas G. McClure has practiced environmental law for 30 years. He received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and his undergraduate degree in political science and mathematics from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Before joining Conlin, McKenney & Philbrick PC in Michigan in 1991, Professor McClure worked as an environmental and real estate associate in Chicago at Jenner & Block, and at Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal (now SNR Denton).

Professor McClure has represented clients in matters across the environmental law spectrum including wetlands, lakes and streams, air pollution, water pollution, Superfund and RCRA cleanups, hazardous waste compliance, permits, environmental audits, toxic torts, citizen suits, environmental crimes, and transactions involving contaminated property. He has negotiated and resolved complex environmental matters with federal, state, and local environmental agencies, and has litigated environmental cases in federal courts, state courts, and in administrative hearings.

Professor McClure is the past chair of the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority of Washtenaw County, which coordinates public funding for the reuse and redevelopment of environmentally impacted property. He served as chair of the Public Policy Committee of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce, and as director at large of the Washtenaw County Bar Association. Professor McClure is the author of the "Environmental Issues" and "Environmental Torts" treatise chapters for the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and has authored numerous other articles on environmental law topics.

Professor McClure has guest-lectured in the University of Michigan's School of Public Health and the School of Natural Resources and Environment, and in the Environmental Journalism course in UM's Program in the Environment. He has been a speaker, moderator, and roundtable leader for the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Association of Realtors, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.


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