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Linda Sheehan

Summer Faculty

Biography

Ms. Sheehan works to develop and implement new legal models that acknowledge the natural world’s inherent rights to exist, thrive, and evolve. Prior to Earth Law Center, she was executive director of the California Coastkeeper Alliance and Pacific Region director for the Ocean Conservancy. She has successfully advanced legislation, policy, and litigation initiatives to improve waterway health, provide monitoring data to the public, designate marine parks, and create new environmental funding. Ms. Sheehan earned her BS degree from MIT, and her MPP and JD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.