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Seema Kakade

Assistant Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Clinic, University of Maryland

Seema Kakade joined the University of Maryland Carey School of Law as an Assistant Professor and Director of the Environmental Law Clinic in July, 2017. Professor Kakade has extensive practical experience in implementation, enforcement, and compliance with environmental law. Her substantive expertise and research interests are in the area of air pollution, energy, and climate change.

Prior to joining the law school, Professor Kakade served as a federal government attorney with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Civil Enforcement, and the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of General Counsel. At both agencies, Professor Kakade won numerous awards for her work, including several bronze and silver medals for service, and twice received the Administrator’s Award for Excellence. Before her federal government practice, she worked as a research attorney and Co-Director of the India Program at the Environmental Law Institute. She also spent time as a litigation associate in private practice.

Professor Kakade holds a bachelors in Economics and International Relations, with a Certificate in Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her JD from the George Washington University Law School. She is a member of the South Asian Bar Association.

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