Maxine Lipeles

Senior lecturer in law, director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic

Maxine Lipeles

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Biography

Lipeles directs of the School of Law’s Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic.

She has been consistently recognized as one of the best environmental attorneys in the country and was a past recipient of a Professor of the Year Award from the law school’s Student Bar Association.

In addition to her teaching and administrative duties running the clinic, she is the author and co-author of two casebooks: one on hazardous waste and another on water pollution.

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WashU Expert: Expect Trump to gut environmental regulations

If a Trump administration follows his campaign rhetoric and advisers, then his most immediate and far-reaching environmental target will be domestic and international efforts to address climate change. Maxine Lipeles, director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic at the Washington University School of Law, offers her thoughts on Trump’s expected policies toward the environment.