Sam Kalen

Senior Environmental & Resources Law Consultant

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Sam Kalen is a Senior Environmental and Resources Law Consultant at Van Ness Feldman and an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wyoming College of Law. He has represented clients before the courts, federal agencies, and Congress in the areas of environmental, natural resources, Indian, administrative, and energy law. He has advised clients and appeared before courts on a wide range of issues, including the scope of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the application of and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a host of federal Indian law issues, as well as the scope of and compliance with the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act.

As a former Special Assistant to the Associate Solicitor for Minerals and Resources, Department of the Interior, Sam also advised the Interior Department on matters involving the ESA and NEPA, as well as issues regarding our Nation's public land laws and western water law. As a law professor, Sam has taught courses in a variety of areas, including federal energy law, environmental law, federal Native America law, administrative and constitutional law, as well as civil procedure and legal history.


Washington University School of Law J.D., 1984

Clark University B.A., cum laude, 1980