Over the past decade, the Conservation Law Center has grown steadily and now includes five full-time professionals.  Together, we have trained over 161 student interns.

For general inquiries, contact CLC at (812) 856-0229 or admin@conservationlawcenter.org

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

W. William Weeks, Director

Mr. Weeks has represented clients in natural resource conservation matters in private practice as a member of the Bar in Indiana and the District of Columbia. He also worked for the conservation of biodiversity as an officer (Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President), of The Nature Conservancy. He is a graduate of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law—Bloomington (1979, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif), and the author of Beyond the Ark (Island Press, 1996.)


(812) 855-0615

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Jeffrey B. Hyman, Staff Attorney

Mr. Hyman practices conservation and environmental law with the Conservation Law Center. Before coming to the Center, Jeff was law clerk to Federal District Court Judge David Hamilton and practiced public interest litigation at Polk Hyman & Associates in Indianapolis. Jeff also holds a Ph.D. in Ecology and has worked on a variety of conservation issues over the years, including restoration of Pacific Northwest salmon populations and regional wetlands management. Jeff graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University Maurer School of Law—Bloomington in 2003.


(812) 856-5737

Lily Bonwich, Director of Development

Lily Bonwich studied studio art and environmental geoscience at DePauw University. She served as Public Relations officer for the DePauw Environmental Club, Environmental Chair for her sorority, and co-founder of a reusable bottle initiative that reduced the sale of plastic bottles on campus. Since college, Lily has been a volunteer for the Special Olympics and fan of local nonprofit organizations. She provides development support for the Center.


(812) 856-0819


Shelby Jade Hoshaw, Office Manager

Shelby studied public and nonprofit management at Indiana University through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Shelby was also a member of the Swahili Flagship program run by American Councils for International Education. Between courses on international policy and her time at the State University of Zanzibar, she developed an interest in international development through nongovernmental organizations. Through her work with Zanrec Plastics, a social enterprise located in Zanzibar, Tanzania, she helped develop waste management infrastructure and education initiatives for local communities.


(812) 856-0229

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CJ Buehner, Graduate Fellow Attorney

CJ graduated from the Indiana McKinney School of Law in 2015 with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. He assists the Center with legal research and writing. While in law school, he interned with the Conservation Law Center for two semesters. CJ also holds an A.B. in Liberal Arts from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN.


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Dan Klobusnik, Summer Intern

After spending 20 years in corporate management, Dan received a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from University of Indianapolis. Now pursuing his passion of defending the environment, Dan plans to complete his J.D. in December with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.

Prior to participating in the Conservation Law Clinic this past spring, Dan was a law clerk for the Environmental Law judges at the Indiana Office of Environmental Adjudication. He has also done legal research work for the Hoosier Environmental Council.


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Emily Tanji, Summer Intern

Emily is a rising 2L from Japan. She studied Political Science at Kenyon College and the London School of Economics during her junior year. Emily is excited that she is able to make positive environmental impacts through the Conservation Law Clinic. Her goal this summer is to become a thorough and effective legal researcher whose findings can strengthen law journal articles and legal arguments that will be used in court. 


Of Counsel

Andrea R. Need

Please contact Shelby.

The Board

W. William Weeks

President and Director, Conservation Law Center

Michael Dennis

Principal, Conservation Strategies (Former Lead General Counsel, The Nature Conservancy)

Robert Fischman

Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Robert McKinney

Retired Chairman, First Indiana Corporation

Glenn Scolnik

Senior Parntner, Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Co.

Betsy Smith

Executive Director, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc.

Board Member, Western & Southern Mutual Holding Company

Catherine Wilkinson

CPA, Steptoe & Johnson LLP