Ryan Abbott (Program Co-Director)
Noah Hall is an Associate Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School. His teaching and expertise is in environmental and water law, and his research focuses on issues of environmental governance, federalism, and transboundary pollution and resource management. Before joining the Wayne State, Professor Hall previously taught at the University of Michigan Law School and was an attorney with the National Wildlife Federation, where he managed the Great Lakes Water Resources Program for the nation's largest conservation organization. Professor Hall also worked in private practice for several years, representing a variety of business and public interest clients in litigated and regulatory matters. He has extensive litigation experience and numerous published decisions in state and federal courts, and continues to represent a variety of clients in significant environmental policy disputes. Professor Hall graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, concentrating in environmental policy. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Kathleen A. Blatz, Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Jasminka Kalajdzic is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in Windsor, Canada, where she teaches courses on Access to Justice, Evidence, and Class Actions, as well as a Law & Catastrophe seminar that she developed in 2012. Professor Kalajdzic has served as General Editor for one book and written more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles on class actions, litigation finance, legal ethics, settlement, and evidence. In addition, she has spoken on related topics at more than a dozen scholarly conferences in Canada, the United States, and Europe, and has organized two international conferences, one on class actions and the other on commercial litigation funding. She is in her fourth year serving as Articles Editor for the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, the faculty’s refereed law journal. In 2011, she was appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Law Foundation of Ontario’s Class Proceedings Committee, and she was also recently appointed to the Law Commission of Ontario’s Advisory Group for its Class Action Project. In 2007, Professor Kalajdzic was selected by students to receive a teaching and mentorship award. Prior to entering academia, Professor Kalajdzic practiced civil litigation for twelve years. Professor Kalajdzic holds an LL.M. and LL.B. from the University of Toronto, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Ottawa.
Professor MacDougall is a Professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, and a leading authority and noted scholar on sexual orientation law. Prior to joining the Law Faculty, Professor MacDougall studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, served as Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for Mr. Justice Gerald Le Dain, and practiced law both in Toronto and Vancouver. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Florida, a Distinguished Research Fellow at King’s College, London, and a Visiting Lecturer at the Faculté de Droit, Université de Sherbrooke, and Chulalongkorn University in Bankok. In 2004, he was awarded the Killam Teaching Excellence Award. Professor MacDougall earned his B.A. from Acadia University, with honors. He holds an LL.B. from Dalhousie, and B.A. (Juris.), B.C.L., and M.A. degrees from Oxford.
Nick Schroeck is the founding director of the Wayne State University's Transnational Environmental Law Clinic, the first transnational environmental law clinic in North America. He is also the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center and has previously taught a course on U.S.-Canadian environmental law. He brings significant experience on current policy issues, transboundary pollution litigation, and public interest advocacy to the course. He is currently working on transboundary environmental issues ranging from urban environmental justice to invasive species prevention. Mr. Schroeck is a licensed Michigan attorney and a graduate of Wayne State University Law School. He holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and Political Science from Elmhurst College in Illinois.
Byron Stier (Program Co-Director)