Professor Abigail André joined the Environmental Advocacy Clinic after ten years of environmental litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice's Environmental Enforcement Section, where she led a diverse docket. From 2010 to 2016 Professor André helped litigate the case against BP and others arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which led to the largest environmental damage settlement in U.S. history. Professor André received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award in 2016 for her work on the Deepwater Horizon trial team.
Prior to joining the faculty at Vermont Law School, Professor André also taught courses in Environmental Litigation, Administrative Law, and Evidence at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law. She earned her JD from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2010 and holds a BFA in Painting and Sculpture from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Professor André’s scholarly work focuses on how to expand the reach of the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act regardless of regulatory and political uncertainty.