About Us

Who We Are

Nancy C. Loeb, Environmental Advocacy Center Director

Nancy Loeb is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the Environmental Advocacy Clinic at Northwestern Law's Bluhm Legal Clinic. Professor Loeb also teaches classes on Energy Law and Policy and Economics and the Environment. Professor Loeb is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board and past the Chair of the Board of the Environmental Law & Policy Center. She also serves on the board of the National Women's Law Center. She previously served as chair and as a board member of the Lawyers Committee for Better Housing of Chicago and as a member of the board of the Chicago Bar Foundation. Before joining Northwestern Law's faculty, Professor Loeb was the General Counsel of Takeda Pharmaceuticals, N.A., and held several legal positions at Honeywell and General Electric. She was a Law Clerk to Judge Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court Appeals for the Third Circuit and was a Legal Fellow at Natural Resources Defense Council. Professor Loeb received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and B.A. and M.A. degrees from Johns Hopkins University. 

Having spent much of her career in different forms of private practice and public interest, Professor Loeb brings a unique perspective to her role as Director of the Environmental Advocacy Center. She finds this position so rewarding because "of the excitement of the work itself, but also the excitement of working with students, helping them to learn and seeing them energized to make a difference in solving the environmental challenges we face."


Cary Shepherd, Montgomery Foundation Environmental Law Fellow

Cary Shepherd is the Montgomery Foundation Environmental Law Fellow at Northwestern Law's Bluhm Legal Clinic. His work at the Clinic focuses on areas of environmental advocacy including climate change, air pollution, energy law and environmental legislation. Prior to joining the Clinic, Cary served as the Policy Director at the Illinois Environmental Council where he focused on state legislation and administrative law in Illinois. Before practicing law, he held a number of positions including teaching a class on the LSAT, serving as a Fellow in the Chicago Mayor's Office and working as a Field Organizer on President Obama's re-election campaign. Cary received his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School and B.A. in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.