Bret Birdsong

Bret Birdsong

Professor of Law

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Areas of expertise:

Environmental Law, Water Law, Natural Resources Law, Administrative Law


Professor Birdsong earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1993. After clerking for Judge Robert P. Patterson, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Professor Birdsong joined the United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, as a trial attorney focusing on public land and natural resources litigation from 1994-2000. As an Ian Axford Fellow in Public Policy in 1998, he studied New Zealand's specialized Environment Court and served as a visiting fellow in the office of New Zealand's Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. Professor Birdsong teaches Environmental Quality Law, Public Lands and Natural Resources Law, Administrative Law, Property and Civil Procedure. His research focuses on federal land and resources management.

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