Daily Briefs

Great Lakes Environmental Law Center implements leadership transition

The Great Lakes Environmental Law Center announced today that it has implemented its leadership transition plan. Oday Salim, who has served as Senior Attorney since September 2016, is now Executive Director and Managing Attorney. Nick Schroeck will continue his involvement with the Center in his roles as Assistant Professor at Wayne State University Law School, as director of the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic at Wayne Law, and as an elected director of the Center’s board.

Nick Schroeck began to serve as Executive Director for the Center in March 2010. Since then, Schroeck has increased the Center’s budget and docket, expanded staff, and forged a close partnership between the Center and Wayne Law’s Transnational Environmental Law Clinic. In 2015 when Schroeck became a member of the Wayne Law faculty, he continued as the Center’s Executive Director in a part time capacity. Over the past two years, while growing the partnership between the Clinic and the Center, Schroeck worked with the Center’s board of directors to develop a sustainable leadership transition plan. After the Center’s board selected Salim to be the new Executive Director, he and Schroeck have worked closely to ensure a smooth transition.

Prior to joining the Center, Salim served as Senior Attorney at Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services and previously was Staff Attorney at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Environmental Law Clinic. Salim holds an LL.M. degree in environmental and natural resources law from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, where he worked on issues such as renewable energy and sustainable stormwater management. Salim received his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School where he participated in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition and Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and served on the board of the Journal of Law in Society. As an adjunct professor, Salim has taught energy law and oil and gas law.

“I have been involved with the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center since its founding and could not be more excited for the opportunity to lead the organization as Executive Director. What Nick has done to expand our network of partners and supporters is truly amazing. I was lucky to be able to watch him direct the organization as a board member and later as Senior Attorney, and I will work hard to keep the Center on its current path of success.” Salim said.

Center Staff Attorney, Nick Leonard, will continue in that role with an expanded docket.

Through the strong partnership between the Center and Wayne Law, Transnational Environmental Law Clinic students work with Center attorneys on a variety of environmental law and policy matters.


Wayne Law workshop on understanding financial documents

The Detroit Equity Action Lab at Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights presents “Information Democracy: Community Investigation and Research Trainings.” The last of eight workshops will cover “Understanding Financial Documents” from 6-9:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 25 at the Damon J. Keith Law Collection #2242, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit. Attendees will learn skills and terminology to read public financial documents. The workshops are free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kate Levy at (313) 577-2980 or online at kate.levy@wayne.edu.


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