William Piermattei joined the School of Law in 2010 after 10 years in private practice. In his role as Managing Director of the Environmental Law Program, he directs the Environmental Law Externship Program, advises students pursuing the certificate of concentration in environmental law, is the faculty supervisor for the Maryland Environmental Law Society (MELS), directs Environmental Law Program conferences and events, supervises the Environmental Law Program moot court and negotiation teams, teaches Environmental Advocacy and manages the day-to-day operations of the Environmental Law Program.