Stephen Roady
Professor of the Practice of Law

Steve Roady is an attorney with Earthjustice (formerly the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund), where he works on ocean conservation, ecosystem protection, and other environmental issues. A 1976 Duke Law School graduate, he has been closely involved with ocean issues since 1998, when he joined Earthjustice as the director of the Ocean Law Project (OLP). At OLP, he led a team of lawyers working to protect United States ocean resources in cases arising under the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act. During 2001 and 2002, Roady served as the first president of Oceana, a non-profit, international ocean conservation organization dedicated to protecting life in the sea through education, advocacy, communications, science, and litigation. During 1989 and 1990, he served as legal advisor to U.S. Senator John H. Chafee (R.-R.I.) on a wide range of environmental issues, including coastal protection and water quality initiatives. He has served as a visiting professor of ocean and coastal law at the University of Hawaii, and as a senior lecturing fellow in environmental litigation at Duke Law School. Harvard Law School named him a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow for 2007-2008.

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