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Martha Williams

Assistant Professor (On Leave)


Personal Summary

Martha Williams teaches Introduction to Environmental Law, Wildlife Law, Property I, Public Land and Natural Resources Law, Climate Law and is the Co-Director of the Land Use & Natural Resources Clinic. Professor Williams also co-supervises the Public Land and Resources Law Review and the Environmental Law Group.  She joined the faculty at the law school after serving as the Deputy Solicitor Parks and Wildlife for the United States Department of the Interior where she oversaw legal issues and litigation for the National Park Service and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Professor Williams also served as Agency Legal Counsel for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, as well as policy analyst for the Environmental Quality Council, and clerk to the Honorable James Nelson of the Montana Supreme Court. Professor Williams received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her J.D. with honors from the University of Montana School of Law.


Professor Williams' publications include:  David J. Hayes, Michael J. Bean, and Martha Williams: a Modest Role for a Bold Term: “Critical Habitat” under the ESA, 43 Environmental Law Reporter 10671 (2013).