Walter William Weeks


Walter William Weeks



William Walter Weeks was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico. At age nine, his family moved to West Lafayette, Indiana, where Weeks would graduate (1971) from West Lafayette High School. Weeks then enrolled at Indiana University. A member of the varsity football team, Weeks received his A.B. degree in History in 1975. Before enrolling in law school, Weeks spent a year working for the Lafayette Redevelopment Commission as a General Project Assistant and City Forester. In 1976, he enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, receiving his JD degree, Order of the Coif and Magna Cum Laude, in 1979.

After law school, Weeks spent four years working for the Indianapolis firm of Sommer Barnard PC, before following his passion, in 1982, to become the Indiana State Director of The Nature Conservancy. In 1988, he became Chief Operating Office, and in 1994 he moved to Virginia where he co-founded the Nature Conversancy’s Center for Compatible Economic Development. He returned to Indiana in 2005, and helped found the Indiana University Conservation Law Center. From 2005 until 2018, Weeks served as Director of the Center and the law school’s Conservation Law Clinic. In 2015, Weeks was appointed the Glenn and Donna Scolnik Clinical Chair. He is the author of Beyond the Ark: Tools for an Ecosystem Approach to Conservation (1997) and received a 1997 Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award.


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