Carol Frampton

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    Carol is Chief of Legal Services and in-house counsel for the National Wild Turkey Federation in Edgefield, SC. She is responsible for NWTF’s Conservation Law Program. Carol was former General Counsel to Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies in Washington, DC, the professional organization for all 50 state fish and wildlife agencies. She serves as pro bono counsel to the Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports and several other national hunting nonprofit organizations. She started practicing conservation law in 1985 as in-house counsel for the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, in Lansing, Michigan, which had 470+ affiliated conservation gun clubs. She was former Chief of Legal Services and Legislative Director to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. She was an adjunct professor at Cooley Law School developing law classes in the Second Amendment, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas Law. She has taught Wildlife Law and Energy Law and its Impacts to Wildlife at Michigan State University Law College, East Lansing, Michigan for the past eight years. She helped develop and implement the law school’s conservation law program.

    Carol is a long-serving NRA Board Member including Chair of Bylaws and Resolutions; Vice Chair of Women’s Policies, member of the Hunting and Conservation Committee, Blue Ribbon Committee for the Hunters Leadership Forum, Legal Affairs committee and member of the NRA Executive Committee. She chairs and moderates the NRA National Firearms Law Seminar, which offers annually an eight-hour national CLE program on firearm laws and current issues. She is a Trustee and Vice-Chair of the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund. She is a member of Safari Club International, and a professional member of the Boone and Crockett Club. She was the 2017 award winner of National Wild Turkey Federation’s Lynn Boykin Hunting award and NRA’s Sybil Ludington Freedom award. She enjoys hunting whitetail deer, turkey and big game hunting in S. Africa and Australia and -- fishing Alaska.

  • Degrees

    J.D. 1985, Thomas M. Cooley Law School; B.A. 1981, cum laude, University of Illinois Springfield; A.A. 1977, summa cum laude, J. Sergeant Reynolds College

  • Courses

    Legal Issues with Energy Development and Wildlife
    This course will explore emerging issues in energy law and policy that relate to fish and wildlife. The class is responsible for publishing The Wildlife Law Call, a newsletter on current case law and articles pertinent to energy development and wildlife issues. Students are graded on their individual contribution to this publication.

  • Bar Admission(s)

    United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; Michigan