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Tara A. Rocque

Associate Professor of Practice and Assistant Director, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic

Tara A. Rocque is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Assistant Director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic, focusing on issues of environmental justice, water protection, and the effects of coal-fired power plants. She joined the law school after over 10 years of litigation experience, including work on efforts to hold a mining and smelting organization responsible for lead poisoning caused by its operations. During law school, Tara served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy and was a member of the Order of the Coif. Following graduation, she clerked for Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr., of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. She then worked as a litigation associate at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale and Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, handling a wide variety of complex litigation. Immediately prior to joining the law school, Tara worked for the Consumer Protection Division of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, assisting with opioid products litigation.

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