Professor Brett Paben
|Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Admitted to practice in Florida.
Professor Paben has practiced environmental law for more than a decade. Most of that time was spent as an attorney in the Florida office of the nonprofit environmental law firm WildLaw, which he opened after graduating from law school. Mr. Paben has represented dozens of conservation organizations and community groups in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals. He has handled litigation and policy work under a variety of state and federal environmental laws, including those concerning endangered species, public lands, pollution and contaminated site remediation.
Prior to becoming a Visiting Professor at Texas Tech, Mr. Paben was an adjunct professor at Barry Universityís Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, teaching environmental law and environmental law clinical courses. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Paben served as the Chair of the Recreational Resources Advisory Committee for the U.S. Forest Serviceís Southern Region. Mr. Paben has also served on the board of environmental organizations located across the country.
Professor Paben graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law. He received bachelorís degrees in international relations and environmental studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and wildlife ecology from the University of Florida.
Water Law, Environmental Law