Conservation Law Center names Megan Freveletti as first Nancy C. Ralston Conservation Fellow

BLOOMINGTON – The Conservation Law Center is excited to announce the creation of a new position – the Nancy C. Ralston Conservation Law Fellowship.

Megan Freveletti

Through a nationwide search, Megan Freveletti has been selected to start in May 2022. The fellowship will cover a broad spectrum of responsibilities including litigation-related research, land protection transactions, advising conservation clients, policy analysis, and outreach.

Megan Freveletti is a 3L at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. A Midwest native from Rochester, Illinois, she graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2017 and worked for the Illinois House of Representatives for two years before returning to law school. She expanded her passion for environmental work during her time at Maurer by interning with the CLC and Friends of Animals.

During her semester abroad in Budapest, Hungary, she interned for TRAFFIC and the World Wildlife Federation in their work combatting illegal international wildlife trade and conducted research for the Costa Rica-based Macaw Recovery network. She has worked with the Conservation Law Center and Clinic since the summer of 2020 and is excited to continue her work with the CLC as the Ralston Fellow.

A generous gift from Nancy C. Ralston created this position. Nancy is a native Hoosier, a passionate conservationist, and a pioneer for women in the male-dominated space of academia. In the fall of 1961, Nancy earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University. Twenty-five years later, she retired as Professor of Psychology from the School of Arts and Science, Chair of the Department of Psychological Foundations, School of Education, and as a member of the University of Cincinnati Graduate Faculty. After her retirement, she moved to the Bloomington area, where she now spends her time gardening, writing, and learning from nature with her wonder dog Bonnie.

Conservation Law Center (the Center) is an independent, non-profit organization that provides legal counsel to conservation organizations and works to improve state and federal conservation law and policy. The organization works with clients on a wide range of transactional, policy, and litigation matters pertaining to both regional and national conservation issues. The Center has particular interest and expertise in endangered species protection and litigation, natural habitat protection, conservation easements, and the protection of freshwater ecosystems, especially in the Great Lakes region. Conservation Law Center was founded in 2005 by attorney W. William Weeks, former EVP and COO of The Nature Conservancy, who currently serves as the Center’s board chair.

The Center also operates the Conservation Law Clinic in partnership with the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. In that capacity, the Center works with student interns on its live projects, advising clients and researching legal and policy solutions on regional and national conservation issues.

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