Linda Sheehan

Linda Sheehan is the Executive Director of the Earth Law Center, where she works to advance governance systems that recognize the inherent rights of nature. Prior to coming to ELC, she successfully advanced federal and state bills, policies, and litigation to enforce clean water laws, publicize environmental data, curtail sewage spills, establish marine parks, prevent oil spills, create sustainable water supply strategies, and fund environmental programs. She is a member of the IUCN’s World Commission on Environmental Law and Summer Faculty at Vermont Law School, where she teaches “Earth Law.” She is a contributing author to Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence, Rule of Law for Nature, and Wild Law in Practice. She holds a BS in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MPP from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, and a JD from UC Berkeley Law School.