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Patrick Shea

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Patrick Shea

Visiting Scholar, Winter 2020

Patrick Shea has had a very varied career. He’s a lawyer in private practice today in Salt Lake City, with an emphasis on land management practices and emerging biotech companies. He is a research professor of biology at the University of Utah, where he is teaching a graduate seminar on water and an undergraduate course on the biology of  urban streams. He has been National Director of the U.S Bureau of Land Management and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. He has worked with the Senate Intelligence Committee and was counsel to Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the President’s Commission on Aviation Safety, Security, and Air Traffic Control. He holds degrees from Harvard Law, Oxford, and Stanford and went to Dilworth Elementary School.