W. William  Weeks III

W. William Weeks III

Glenn and Donna Scolnik Clinical Chair Emeritus

  • A.B., Indiana University 1975
  • J.D., Indiana University School of Law 1979
  • Earned his J.D. summa cum laude from Indiana University School of Law; elected to the Order of the Coif
  • Member of the Board: Sycamore Land Trust; Aldo Leopold Foundation
  • Panelist, 2007 Indiana Conclave on Legal Education
  • Co-Founder, Center For Compatible Economic Development
  • Former director of Conservation Law Center and Law School's Conservation Law Clinic; clients included the Land Trust Alliance, The American Bird Conservancy, Great Lakes United, The Nature Conservancy, Sycamore Land Trust, and the Great Lakes Protection Fund

William 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 Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President of The Nature Conservancy. He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Law and the author of Beyond the Ark (Island Press, 1996). He was appointed Glenn and Donna Scolnik Clinical Chair in 2015 and served as director of the Conservation Law Center, Inc. and the Law School's Conservation Law Clinic through 2018, when he was named an emeritus professor.

Selected Works


  • BEYOND THE ARK. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1996.



  • Environmental law
  • Conservation easements
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Invasive species