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Jill Elysa Evans 


Department: Cumberland School of Law

Degrees and Certifications

  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1983
  • Master of Management, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Marketing & Finance, 1983
  • B.A., University of California-Irvine, Social Ecology, 1979
  • Biography

    Joined faculty in 1994

    Teaching & Research Interests: Environmental Law, Torts

    Practice Experience:

    • Partner; Keck, Mahin & Cate, Chicago and Los Angeles, 1985-94
    • Associate; Lawler, Felix & Hall, Los Angeles, 1984-85
    • Clerk; U.S. District Judge James E. Doyle, Madison, Wis., 1983-84


  • "The Lawyer as Enlightened Citizen: Toward a New Regulatory Model in Environmental Law," Vermont Law Review (2000)
  • "Challenging the Racism in Environmental Racism: Redefining the Concept of Intent," 40 University
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      Awarded in the summer 2014 Public Interest Fellowship Program to 78 students