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J. Alan Clark

University of Washington

Alan believes strongly in an interdisciplinary approach to academia and has undergraduate degrees in both Religion and Music Education. After his undergraduate training, Alan taught music in an Ozark Mountain public school system. He then spent several years performing nationally in theatre, opera, and musical comedy. Alan returned to school at the University of Michigan and obtained both an MS in Natural Resource Policy and a law degree. Following a six-month stint studying endangered species law and policy in New Zealand and Australia, Alan joined a major Northwest law firm and began a land conservation law practice. In addition, to his land conservation law practice, Alan has worked as a legal intern for both Environmental Defense and the National Wildlife Federation, as a research fellow for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and as a visiting legal research fellow at the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand.