Clay Kulesza


Clay joined the AquaLaw team in 2021 after completing rigorous environmental training at the University of Virginia and William & Mary Law School.

At William & Mary Law School, Clay concentrated in environmental law with an array of courses covering complex environmental statutes and regulations of significant interest to AquaLaw clients, including the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

Clay’s law school experience included working for a federal magistrate judge at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, on inspection, compliance and enforcement issues at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Water Permitting Division, on flooding issues at the Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic, and on solar energy issues with an environmental advocacy group.


J.D. with an Environmental Law Concentration, William & Mary Law School, Cum Laude
Law Review: William & Mary Law Review, Articles Editor
Student Environmental & Animal Law Society, Secretary
Phi Delta Phi International Honor Society, Member

B.A., Environmental Thought and Practice, University of Virginia, With Distinction
Clean Water Working Group, Co-Chair
Environmental Science Organization, Secretary
Phi Beta Kappa, Member



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