Karin P. Sheldon

Adjunct Faculty

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309
E-mail: karin.sheldon@colorado.edu

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Karin Sheldon is President of Four Echoes Strategies, a consulting firm that provides policy analysis and strategic thinking on Western conservation issues. From 2007 to 2013 she was President of Western Resource Advocates, a regional non-profit environmental organization working to promote clean energy and conserve the West's land, water and natural resources. Prior to 2007, Ms. Sheldon was Associate Dean for the Environmental Law Program, Professor of Law, and Director of the Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law School. Before joining the faculty at Vermont Law School in 1994, Ms. Sheldon was President of The Wilderness Society in Washington, D.C., a staff attorney with Earth Justice in Colorado, a partner in a public interest law firm, and one of Ralph Nader's original "Raiders".

Ms. Sheldon is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law, where she has taught Water Law, Public Land Law, Foundations of Natural Resources Law, and Wildlife Law. She is a Senior Fellow of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment at the Law School, and serves on the Center's Advisory Council. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Western Environmental Law Center. She has also been a member of the Boards of Directors of Defenders of Wildlife, EarthWorks, the Environmental Law Institute, and the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation.

She received her AB in Political Science from Vassar College and her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.


Spring 2020 Foundations of Natural Resources Law LAWS 6112-801
Spring 2018 Natural Resources & Environmental Law Clinic LAWS 7209-801
Fall 2017 Natural Resources & Environmental Law Clinic LAWS 7209-801
Spring 2017 Public Land Law LAWS 6002-001
Spring 2015 Public Land Law LAWS 6002-001
Spring 2013 Water Resources LAWS 6302-001