William Andreen

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William Andreen


William L. Andreen (Bill) is the Edgar L. Clarkson Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law. He joined the Alabama faculty in 1983. He also serves as the Director of the school’s Summer Exchange Program with the Australian University (ANU) where he is an Adjunct Professor of Law. Bill has visited and taught at a number of law schools including Washington & Lee University, the ANU, Lewis & Clark Law School, Addis Ababa University, and Mekelle University (Ethiopia). He has also served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the ANU’s National Europe Center. Bill teaches Environmental Law, Administrative Law, and International Environmental Law. His writing has largely concentrated on the Clean Water Act, but he has also written on a number of other environmental and regulatory topics.

Bill graduated from the College of Wooster and received his law degree from Columbia. After practicing with an Atlanta law firm, he joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, in 1979 as Assistant Regional Counsel. He remained with EPA for four years. Bill has served as a legal advisor to the National Environment Management Council of Tanzania; as chair of the Environmental Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools; and as President of the Alabama Rivers Alliance. He is currently a member of the Environmental Law Commission of the World Conservation Union (IUCN); a Scholar Member of the Center for Progressive Reform; and serves as Of Counsel to the Alabama Rivers Alliance and GASP.


Professor Andreen at Columbia River Gorge

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