Staff Attorney, Environmental Law ClinicPhone: (410) 706-5997
Andrew Keir accepted a position at the University of Maryland School of Law as a Clinical Law Fellow for the Environmental Law Clinic in August of 2010. Mr. Keir was admitted to the Maryland bar in December, 2010. As a Clinical Fellow, Mr. Keir supervises Clinical Students and collaborates with Professor Jane Barrett and Staff Attorney Christine Meyers. Mr. Keir manages the Environmental Law Clinic’s caseload of regulatory, legislative, and enforcement matters. Through this work, Mr. Keir strives to educate the Clinical Students, further the interests of the Clinic’s clients, and improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay and the state of Maryland.
In 2010, Mr. Keir graduated cum laude from University of Maryland School of Law, where he concentrated in environmental law and served as Articles Editor for the Journal of Business and Technology Law. In his final year of law school, Mr. Keir worked as a Clinical Student with the Environmental Law Clinic. As a Clinical Student, Mr. Keir worked tirelessly to stop the disposal of toxic fly ash in sensitive areas of Maryland, reduce agricultural pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, and mitigate the harm caused by acid mine drainage.
Before joining the Environmental Law Clinic, Mr. Keir worked as an intern and summer law clerk at the Maryland Office of the Attorney General at Maryland Department of the Environment. While there Mr. Keir worked closely with several Assistant Attorney Generals on a range of environmental issues, including Clean Air Act permits, Clean Water Act enforcement actions, and violations of Maryland’s lead paint laws. Through this work, Mr. Keir gained an understanding of how government agencies function and how environmental laws are enforced at the state level.
During law school, Mr. Keir also served as a Research Assistant for Professor Robert Percival, Director of the University of Maryland School of Law’s Environmental Law Program.
In 2003, Mr. Keir graduated from Tufts University, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.