William Schulte

Biography

William (BJ) Schulte joined the US-Asia Partnership as an LLM Fellow in July 2013.  BJ brings both environmental and international experience.  Previously, he spent five years practicing public interest environmental law in Newark, New Jersey.  During that time, he represented environmental and community groups on matters related to environmental permit reviews, environmental justice, air pollution reduction, watershed protection, and energy infrastructure proposals, among others.  Additionally, he spent two years serving on the Jersey City Environmental Commission, where he worked with his fellow commissioners and local citizen groups to push environmental initiatives on the municipal level.  While in law school, BJ worked as a student clinician in the Rutgers Environmental Law Clinic in addition to spending a summer researching evidentiary issues related to the Khmer Rouge Tribunals as an intern with the Documentation Center of Cambodia in Phnom Penh.  He studied Mandarin at Yunnan University in Kunming prior to attending law school, and appreciates the opportunity to combine his environmental law and Asia experience to support the Partnership’s programs.