Faculty

Elizabeth (Liz) Hubertz

Lecturer in Law; Clinic Attorney, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic

Education

BA Wheaton College – 1986
MA Northwestern University – 1988
JD University of Virginia School of Law – 1991 

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-8760
E-mail: ejhubertz@wulaw.wustl.edu 

Office

Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 123

Assistant

TBD - (314) 935-6426

Courses Taught

Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic 

Profile 

Elizabeth Hubertz is a Lecturer in Law and a Clinic Attorney for the law school’s Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic. Member of the Illinois and Missouri Bars, she is an accomplished litigator, teaching and supervising law and engineering students to handle environmental cases. She also holds the title of Adjunct Professor, teaching a pretrial practice and procedure course. The past recipient of the Pro Bono Lawyer Award from the National Law Journal, Hubertz is a former EEOC Senior Trial Attorney with experience in employment discrimination, structural injunctions, and class actions. In addition to her teaching and administrative duties, she is a prolific speaker and panelist at conferences and workshops focusing on clinical legal education, environmental justice, and sexuality and the law. Prior to joining the law school, she practiced law with Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, a St. Louis law firm, litigating ERISA class-action cases; Robinson, Curley & Clayton, a Chicago firm, working on commercial and Title VII litigation; and several law firms in Birmingham, Alabama, handling civil rights and employment discrimination cases. She also clerked with the U.S. District Court in Montgomery, Alabama upon graduating from law school. 

Representative Publications


Articles

  • “Public Interest, Professional Bargains: Ethical Conflicts between Lawyers and Professional Engineers,” 31 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy Science 83 (2009)

Forthcoming Scholarship

  • “The Lifecycle of a Tort Hell” (article)
  • “Environmental Justice as a Complex Problem” (based on 2009 AALS presentation)

Activities

  • Illinois Bar, since 2000
  • Missouri Bar, since 2006
  • Alabama Bar, since 1993 (currently inactive)
  • Judge, Regional ABA Representation in Mediation Competition, 2010
  • Judge, Regional ABA Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2011
  • Pro-Bono Counsel, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, St. Louis, MO, since 2006
  • Facilitator, Orientation Small Group Sessions, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, 2008
  • Speaker, “The Lifecycle of a Tort Hell,” Workshop on Empirical Research, SEALS Conference, 2009; AALS Clinical Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2010
  • Commenter, New Directions in Dispute Resolution and Clinical Education Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2009
  • Panelist, “Teaching Complex Problem Solving: the Environmental Justice Context,” AALS Clinical Legal Education Section Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH, 2009
  • Panelist, “Ethical Considerations in Working with Other Professions,” Access to Equal Justice Colloquium, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO 2009
  • Moderator, “Pursing Environmental Justice: Obstacles and Opportunities,” Access to Equal Justice Colloquium, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, 2009
  • Presenter, “Antidegradation Implementation,” Sixteenth Annual Environmental Conference at the Lake, Osage Beach, MO, 2008