Neil Kagan is senior counsel for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), working to protect water quality nationally and in the Great Lakes. Prof. Kagan has a BSc in biology from Pennsylvania State University, an MSc in entomology from Michigan State University, and a JD from the University of Oregon School of Law, with a certificate in environmental and natural resources law. Before joining NWF, he practiced environmental and land-use law in Oregon, both as a solo practitioner and as a staff attorney and lobbyist for 1000 Friends of Oregon, a land-use watchdog group. He has served as the sole or lead attorney in many public interest environmental cases seeking protection of forests, wetlands, rivers, lakes, and other natural resources. Some of Prof. Kagan's past work has been described in:
Bonine, J.E., "Private Public Interest Environmental Law: History, Hard Work, and Hope," 26 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 465 (2009).
Kagan, N., "The Elk Creek Dam Story," 26 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 493 (2009).