Bill Piermattei joined the University of Maryland Carey School of Law in 2010 after 10 years in private practice. In his role as Managing Director of the Environmental Law Program, he directs the Environmental Law Externship Program, advises students pursuing the certificate of concentration in environmental law, is the faculty supervisor for the Maryland Environmental Law Society (MELS), develops the curriculum, supervises the Environmental Law Program moot court and negotiation teams, teaches Environmental Advocacy as well as Lawyering and co-teaches an innovative on-line seminar jointly with professors at the University of Malawi, Environmental Justice, Human Rights and Public Health. In addition, Bill teaches the Clean Air Act and supervises student capstone research in the law school’s Masters of Science in Law Program.Along with The Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and Professor Robert Percival, Bill is part of the Secretariat for the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, an international academy of 200 member universities with programs focused on environmental law. He has co-edited the Proceedings of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law’s 10th Annual Colloquium, Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads, Edward Elgar (2014). Prior to arriving at the School of Law, Bill was an associate at Venable, LLP in Baltimore. During his career as a litigator, he represented businesses and professionals in a variety of civil suits, including toxic torts, products liability, business torts, and professional malpractice. Bill graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law with honor in 1999 with a concentration in Environmental Law.