J. William Futrell
Former President, Environmental Law Institute and Former President, Sierra Club
Terms served on previous ELI Boards of Directors
J. William Futrell was the President of the Environmental Law Institute from 1980-2003. Before coming to ELI, Mr. Futrell was a Professor of Law at the University of Georgia and at the University of Alabama. Prior to becoming a law professor, Mr. Futrell was a trial attorney. He has been a Woodrow Wilson fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, President and member of the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club during the 1970s' a delegate to the United Nations Conference on Water, and a Fulbright scholar. He is a graduate of Tulane University, and received his law degree from Columbia University.