I am thrilled to share the news that Jim Salzman is moving west to join the faculties of the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara and UCLA School of Law. Jim is currently the Samuel Mordecai Professor at Duke Law School and Nicholas Institute Professor at Duke’s School of the Environment but is moving this summer to become the inaugural Donald Bren Professor of Environmental Law and Policy with joint appointments at UCLA’s law school and UCSB’s school of the environment. One of the leading scholars in the field, Jim has published over 70 articles, six of which have been selected for publication in the annual Land Use & Environmental Law Review. The 2012 study by Phillips and Yoo ranked him as the fifth most cited environmental law professor. Co-author of four casebooks, his text on International Environmental Law and Policy has long been the market leader, with adoptions at over 200 schools. His 2012 book, Drinking Water: A History, is now in its third printing and has sold over 20,000 copies. He is also a wonderful teacher, as Duke students have recognized by twice voting him Professor of the Year.
Jim will reside in Santa Barbara but will teach at UCLA Law every year. He will also have a formal affiliation with the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, co-editing our Pritzker briefing series and contributing to the intellectual leadership of the Institute.
Jim joins our terrific Emmett Institute team, which includes my faculty co-director the Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law Ted Parson, Professors Tim Malloy, Alex Wang and Jonathan Zasloff, the Evan Frankel Professor of Policy and Practice and co-Executive Director Sean Hecht, the Andy Sabin Family Foundation Executive Director Cara Horowitz and our two Emmett/Frankel Fellows Megan Herzog and Jesse Lueders.