Member Information

Seema Kakade

University of Maryland School of Law

500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD21201

Seema Kakade is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Maryland School of Law. Her clinic works on a variety of pro bono legal matters with a focus on environmental justice. Her research and writing interests are in the areas of enforcement, air pollution, and energy. Prior to joining the Maryland faculty in 2017, Seema spent 12 years in federal government service, both as an attorney with USEPA's Office of Air Enforcement and with the USDOE's Office of General Counsel. She also worked as a staff attorney at The Environmental Law Institute and spent a short time in private practice. Seema is a member of several organizations dedicated to the greater Asian American community, including the South Asian Bar Association.

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EPA Region:
Region 3 – (DE, MD, PA, VA, WV & 7 federally recognized tribes)
Year of induction:
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison (1998) J.D. George Washington University Law School (2002)
Illinois (2002) inactive Maryland (2017) active
Professional Societies and Organizations:
Board Member, Chesapeake Legal Alliance Member, South Asian Bar Association
Other Environmental Career Experience:
USEPA, Air Enforcement Division (2008-2017) USDOE, Office of General Counsel (2005-2008) The Environmental Law Institute (2003-2005) Saul, Ewing, Arnstein and Lehr (2002-2003)
Representative Publications:
Remedial Payments in Agency Enforcement, Harvard Environmental Law Review, March 2019 Detecting Corporate Environmental Cheating, Ecology Law Quarterly, forthcoming January 2021