Sam Kalen is a Senior Environmental and Resources Law Consultant at Van Ness Feldman and an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wyoming College of Law. He has represented clients before the courts, federal agencies, and Congress in the areas of environmental, natural resources, Indian, administrative, and energy law. He has advised clients and appeared before courts on a wide range of issues, including the scope of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the application of and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a host of federal Indian law issues, as well as the scope of and compliance with the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act.
As a former Special Assistant to the Associate Solicitor for Minerals and Resources, Department of the Interior, Sam also advised the Interior Department on matters involving the ESA and NEPA, as well as issues regarding our Nation's public land laws and western water law. As a law professor, Sam has taught courses in a variety of areas, including federal energy law, environmental law, federal Native America law, administrative and constitutional law, as well as civil procedure and legal history.
Washington University School of Law
B.A., cum laude, 1980
American Bar Association
Vice-Chair, Book Publications Committee, Section of the Environment, Energy, and Resources
Former Chair, Book Publications Committee, Section of the Environment, Energy, and Resources
Former Member, Publication Services Group, Book Publications Committee, Section of the Environment, Energy, and Resources
Former Vice Chair, Committee on Endangered Species
District of Columbia Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
U.S. Department of the Interior
Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, 1994-1996
The Supreme Court of Missouri
Law Clerk for the Honorable Warren D. Welliver, 1984-1986