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About Noah D Hall

Professor Hall's teaching and expertise is in environmental and water law, and his research focuses on issues of environmental governance, federalism, and transboundary pollution and resource management.
Before joining the Wayne State University Law School faculty, Professor Hall previously taught at the University of Michigan Law School and was an attorney with the National Wildlife Federation, where he managed the Great Lakes Water Resources Program for the nation's largest conservation organization. Professor Hall also worked in private practice for several years, representing a variety of business and public interest clients in litigated and regulatory matters. He has extensive litigation experience and numerous published decisions in state and federal courts, and continues to represent a variety of clients in significant environmental policy disputes. He founded the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center ( and continues to serve on its board of directors.
Professor Hall graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, concentrating in environmental policy. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Kathleen A. Blatz, Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Professor Hall is the author of a popular blog, Great Lakes Law (


Present Associate Professor, Wayne State University
Present Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Law School
Present Wayne State University Law School, Wayne State University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

environmental law, administrative law, water law

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Contact Information

Wayne State University Law School
471 W. Palmer St.
Detroit, MI 48202


Articles (9)

Reports and Congressional Testimony (3)

Book Chapters (1)

Essays (2)