Turner Clinic Faculty and Staff


Each year, the Turner Environmental Law Clinic provides over 4,000 hours of pro bono representation to individuals, community groups, and non-profit organizations seeking to protect and restore the natural environment.  Through its work, the Clinic offers Emory Law School students an intense, hands-on introduction to environmental law and trains the next generation of environmental attorneys.

Mindy Goldstein
Director, Turner Environmental Law Clinic

Mindy Goldstein directs the Clinic and supervises law students on all of the Clinic’s litigation, transactional, and policy matters.  Her work touches upon some of the most important environmental issues of the day: sustainable energy and climate change, urban agriculture and farming, water quality and coastal resource protection, natural resource allocation, environmental justice, conservation, and land use.

Before she joined the Clinic in 2008, Mindy was an associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, representing clients in real estate and land use transactions. 

Mindy graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she received a concentration in environmental law and worked in the environmental law clinic.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Richard A. Horder
Adjunct Professor of Practice, Turner Environmental Law Clinic
Adjunct Professor, Environmental Advocacy

Rick Horder is partner in the Atlanta environmental law firm Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP.  He received his BA and JD from the University of Florida, an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MBA from Georgia State University.

Rick served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia in its civil division from 1974-1977 where, among other federal agencies, he represented the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  He joined Georgia Pacific as regional counsel when it moved to Atlanta in 1978.  He later served as associate general counsel, responsible for environmental compliance and environmental and toxic tort litigation corporate-wide and supervised the corporate and business matters of the chemical division.

In 1989, Rick joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Atlanta as a partner, where is he was chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group for 20 years.  He joined Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP in 2010.  Rick is former chair of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, which is based at Zoo Atlanta.

Jillian Kysor
Fellow, Turner Environmental Law Clinic

Jillian is excited to join the Turner Environmental Law Clinic for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Last year, Jillian moved to Oakland, California to pursue a career in environmental law and justice.  While practicing at Communities for a Better Environment, Jillian had the opportunity to work on issues involving the Clean Air Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, local zoning and planning regulations, and challenges to decisions by the California Public Utilities Commission.  She also worked at a small firm practicing plaintiff's employment litigation.  

Jillian graduated from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law in May 2012, with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.  During her third year of law school, she participated in DU's Environmental Law Clinic, working on cases involving the Clean Air Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Administrative Procedure Act, and the Clean Water Act.  In law school, Jillian also interned for several judges including Judge Tymkovich at the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Arguello at the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and Judge Hood at the Colorado State District Court in Denver, Colorado.