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Careers in Environmental Law Speaker Series

The Environmental Law and Policy Program offers a speaker series focusing on careers in environmental law. This speaker series brings environmental practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds to Michigan Law for lunchtime presentations that explore the myriad ways that environmental lawyers contribute to environmental protection and natural resource conservation efforts. The speaker series includes public service and public interest attorneys, as well as attorneys in private practice and within corporations. The practice areas encompass new areas of environmental law, such as alternative energy and carbon reduction strategies, as well as more traditional compliance counseling and enforcement practices.

For a complete list of past speakers, visit our Careers in Environmental Law Speaker Series archive page.

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ELPP Careers Series: Russell Smith, '86
Program: ELPP Careers in Environmental Law Series
Date: 10/1/2015
Time: 11:50 AM
Location: Hutchins Hall room 138
Description: 

​Please join us for the latest installment of the Environmental Law and Policy Program's Careers Series. Russell Smith III, '86, deputy assistant secretary for International Fisheries at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will speak about his career trajectory. 

A free, non-pizza lunch will be served, and the event is open to the public.

Russell F. Smith III is deputy assistant secretary for International Fisheries at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and is responsible for overseeing NOAA's work with other countries to ensure that fish stocks are sustainably managed. He currently serves as the acting United States Federal commissioner for both the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission and the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. Smith came to NOAA from the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), where he was the director for International Environmental Policy and Multilateral Environmental Agreements since 2006. He joined USTR in 2002 as a deputy director in the Office of the Free Trade Area of the Americas. Prior to that, he had many years of experience at the U.S. Department of Justice and in private practice. He holds a J.D. from Michigan Law and a B.A. from Yale. He is married to Teresa Ferrante and has two daughters and five granddaughters.



 
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