Richard J. Finkmoore - California Western
Richard J. Finkmoore
Professor of Law

Richard J. Finkmoore
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101



J.D. Stanford Law School
B.A. Stanford University (with Distinction; Phi Beta Kappa)

Courses Taught
Property I & II, Environmental Law (U.S.), International Environmental Law, and Environmental Law Seminar. [Course Descriptions]



Professor Finkmoore's interest in environmental issues began in law school, where he was publications director of the Stanford Environmental Law Society and interned with the Natural Resources Defense Council. He later clerked for Justice Robert Utter of the Washington Supreme Court and was an assistant attorney general for the State of Washington. Professor Finkmoore practiced law for ten years, including seven years as partner in a law firm handling a variety of civil matters with an emphasis in real estate and land-use law.

Since joining the California Western faculty, Professor Finkmoore has served as faculty adviser to the Environmental Law Society and performed pro bono work for the Defenders of Wildlife. He taught for eight years as a visiting professor in the Muir College Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego, and has taught international environmental law in four law school foreign study programs and property law at the National Judicial College.

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