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Wang, Nancy

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Environmental Law Clinic

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Professor Nancy M. Wang, '00, is a clinical assistant professor of law in the Environmental Law Clinic. Professor Wang has practiced in the public, academic, and private spheres and brings to the Law School in-depth experience with air, water, energy, and hazardous waste issues.

Before joining the faculty at Michigan Law, she served as an assistant counsel at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the public agency responsible for regulating all stationary sources of air pollution in the San Francisco Bay area. At the Air District, she specialized in permitting power plants and other major industrial facilities, developing strategies for reducing pollution, evaluating projects for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and resolving enforcement matters. Professor Wang previously had a joint appointment at Harvard Law School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. While there, she helped develop a liability regime for carbon capture and sequestration. She also supervised law students in the law school's Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. Professor Wang started her career practicing environmental law and complex civil litigation at the law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP in San Francisco.

Professor Wang received her BSE in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan in 1996 and her JD from Michigan Law in 2000. During law school, she served on the Michigan Law Review and was a Sierra Club environmental law fellow at Faegre & Benson in Minneapolis. Following law school, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Warren W. Matthews of the Alaska Supreme Court.