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- Northwestern University BA 1994
- Indiana University Maurer School of Law JD 1997
- Indiana University O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs PhD 2010
Christian Freitag joined Conservation Law Center in 2019 as its second executive director, replacing founder and longtime director W. William Weeks III. For the previous 18 years, he served as executive director of Sycamore Land Trust, a nonprofit land conservation organization in Southern Indiana.
Freitag graduated from the Maurer School of Law in 1997 and clerked from 1997–1999 for former Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard. He received his PhD from IU's O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 2010, where his research focused on the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act on public agencies including the US Forest Service. The topic of his dissertation was "An Institutional Analysis of the National Environmental Policy Act in the United States Forest Service."
Freitag received the Distinguished Hoosier Award in 2007 from Indiana Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. He lives in the beautiful, unglaciated hardwood forests of Southern Indiana with his wife, Paige, and two Labrador retrievers.
In The Media
- Quoted in "From class actions to classrooms: Ferraro adding teaching experience to resume as public interest attorney," The Indiana Lawyer ( 10-26-2022 )
- Quoted in "'Conservation win': County included in land-protection program," Daily Journal ( 03-05-2022 )
- Quoted in "A military program will help protect 3.5M acres of southern Indiana and aid landowners," The Herald-Times ( 02-17-2022 )
- Quoted in "Conservation Law Center to help coordinate new Sentinel Landscape Program in Southern Indiana," WBIW ( 02-16-2022 )
- Quoted in "IU to Manage Sentinel Landscape Designation," Inside Indiana Business ( 02-16-2022 )
Areas of Expertise
- Conservation law