Over the past decade, the Conservation Law Center has grown steadily and now includes five full-time professionals.  Together, we have trained over 180 student interns.

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

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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, Senior 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. Jeff is a member of the U. S. Supreme Court Bar.


(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


Joe Brinkman, Graduate Fellow Attorney

Joe is a graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and Indiana University. While at WashU, Joe was Vice-President of the American Constitution Society and an Intern for the Interdisciplinary Environmental Law Clinic. He spent his law school summers working on Mayor Joe Hogsett’s Campaign and as a law clerk for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of General Counsel. Joe entered law school seeking to serve the public interest and has found a perfect fit at the CLC, protecting and preserving Indiana’s unique and beautiful natural world.


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Bo Mahr, Graduate Fellow Attorney

Bo is a graduate of Washington & Lee School of Law where he was Vice Chair of the Moot Court Board, President of the American Constitution Society, and an A. Paul Knight Environmental Law Fellow. In law school he worked for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, OneEnergy Renewables, and the Office of the Virginia Attorney General. Bo gained an interest in renewable energy and environmental law at University of Missouri where he graduated cum laude with a B.S.B.A in Economics and Finance. Bo is admitted to the New York Bar.


Of Counsel

Andrea R. Need

Please contact Shelby.