These papers contain environmental studies course files, correspondence, notes, research materials, photographs, and recorded
lectures relating to Marc McGinnes' tenure as a professor of environmental studies at UC Santa Barbara, as well as his work
with the Institute for Peaceful Resolution of Conflict and the Environmental Defense Center of Santa Barbara, California.
Also included are case files, research reports, and conference proceedings relating to his career as a lawyer and legal ecologist.
In June of 1969, Marc McGinnes was a young lawyer when Republican Representative Pete McCloskey encouraged him to move to
Santa Barbara to start the new field of environmental law. As an environmental activist and lawyer since 1969, Marc McGinnes
led the founding of one of the first ecology centers in 1970. Concurrent to the founding, McGinnes began his teaching career
in 1970 at UC Santa Barbara in one of the first environmental studies programs. His course, Principles of Environmental Law,
is one of the longest-running undergraduate courses in environmental law in the United States. His teachings covered environmental
law, policy, and ecopsychology. As a Stanford University graduate and recipient of a law degree from UC Berkeley, in addition
to his teaching, McGinnes has pursued parallel careers as both an environmental lawyer and a legal ecologist. McGinnes was
a founder of one of the first public interest environmental firms, the Environmental Defense Center of Santa Barbara, in 1977,
as well as the Institute for Peaceful Resolution of Conflict. McGinnes is a former Alfred P. Sloan, Rotary International Foundation,
and Ford Foundation scholar and fellow. In 2005, after over thirty years of teaching, McGinnes retired.
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(19 document boxes, 1 flat box, 107 videocassettes, 6 audiocassettes, 1 DVD)
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