Meet the team hard at work planning the 25th Annual Tulane Environmental Law and Policy Summit!
Anouk Nouet, Executive Chair
Anouk is from North Caldwell, New Jersey and received her B.S. in environmental science from Union College in Schenectady, NY. In the summer of 2020, Anouk is excited to be working for the Environmental Protection Agency Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C. Upon entering Tulane Law, Anouk was immediately interested in pursuing a career in environmental law and the Summit became an opportunity to meet attorneys and policy makers at the forefront of this sector of the law. In addition to being Executive Chair, Anouk is a Student Clinician with the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic and a Junior Member on the Tulane Maritime Law Journal.
Kathleen O’Reilly, Speaker Chair
Kathleen is from Dix Hills, New York and received her bachelor’s degree in political science from George Washington University. Prior to attending Tulane Law School, Kathleen spent three years working for the Environmental Defense Fund. In addition to being Speaker Chair of the Summit, Kathleen is a Junior Member of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal and Research Assistant at the Tulane Center for Environmental Law. She hopes to pursue a career in environmental law after graduation.
Cameron Bertron, Speaker Chair
Cameron grew up on a hay farm right outside of Tallahassee, Florida, and was a professional photographer in New York City before she started law school. Last summer, she participated in an externship with Healthy Gulf, performing research related to the roles of local and state governments in coastal and wetlands conservation. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her Catahoula Leopard Dog.
Lee Wingard, Finance Chair
Lee was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, and graduated from the University of South Alabama. After graduation, Lee worked as a TV News Producer for WKRG-TV in Mobile for over three years. As a news producer, Lee covered issues from political races to environmental pollution to high school football. Lee decided to attend Tulane Law School with the goal of using the law to preserve the environment for future generations. In addition to the Summit, Lee works with the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic and is a Junior Member of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal.
Isabel Englehart, Outreach Chair
Paul Brazil, Hospitality Chair
Simon A. Willis, Technology Chair
Simon is a lifelong Gulf Coast resident who graduated Florida State University with a B.S. in environmental studies. He has worked as an archaeological data analyst with the state of Florida, with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans and Houma, and most recently with Vinson & Elkins in Houston, where he will work after graduating this spring. He is also a managing editor on the Tulane Law Review and competes on the Pace Environmental Appellate Moot Court Team.
…, Design Chair
…, CLE Chair
…, Transportation Chair
…, Logistics Chair
…, President of Tulane Environmental and Energy Law Society
Oliver Houck, Advisor and Professor of Law
Oliver Houck’s specialties involve environmental, natural resources and criminal law. He is active in legal proceedings involving wildlife, wetland, coastal and pollution issues and publishes regularly on these and related topics. He has published several books, including Taking Back Eden (on environmental lawsuits abroad), Down on the Batture (on the Lower Mississippi River), The Clean Water Act TMDL Program (pollution control), and most recently Downstream Toward Home (on rivers of North America). He also has written extensively for academic
journals and general interest publications.
Houck served as a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., and as National Wildlife Federation general counsel and vice president before joining the Tulane law faculty in 1981. He has since served on the boards of Defenders of Wildlife, the Environmental Law Institute and the Environmental Defense Fund, an advisory board of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and two committees of the National Science Foundation. He has also founded several public interest organizations in Louisiana and at Tulane Law School and has consulted on the development of environmental law in Cuba and other Latin American countries.
Houck’s classes emphasize relationships between ecology and law, and he regularly takes students on field trips into coastal ecosystems, the Pearl and Atchafalaya swamps and other natural areas. He has received the law school’s Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teacher Award and was named a recipient of the Sumter Marks Award in 2000 and 2002 for his publications. He has also been honored with the New Orleans Press Club Award, the Tulane University Graduate Teaching Award and the 2005 Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Bar Association’s Environmental Section.
He has been recognized as Louisiana’s Conservationist of the Year, Gambit magazine’s New Orleanian of the Year and the New Orleans Young Leadership Council’s Role Model of the Year.
Mark Davis, Advisor and Director, Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy
Mark Davis is a Senior Research Fellow at Tulane University Law School and Director of the Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy at the Law School. He founded the Institute in 2007 after 14 years as the Executive Director of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana where he was extensively involved in shaping laws, policies, and programs at the state and federal level dealing with the restoration and stewardship of coastal ecosystems. He also served as
GeneralCounsel at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin
Foundation. He has practiced law in Indianapolis,
Washington, DC, and Chicago.
He is an adjunct assistant professor of law at Tulane where he teaches water resources law and policy is also an adjunct faculty member at Loyola Law School (New Orleans). He has also taught at IIT Chicago Kent School of Law and Indiana University’s School of Business in Indianapolis. He has a JD, with honors, from Indiana University and an MLT from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Davis has written and lectured widely on matters related to coastal and water resource management and has testified before White House and Congressional panels on numerous occasions. He has been recognized for his work with a Louisiana Legend Award from the Louisiana Environmental Action Network and an Environmental Hero award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.