Interested in Teaching Environmental Law?

Updated Oct. 10, 2011. This is a list of U.S. schools that are searching for someone in environmental law, natural resources, or energy law this year.  If you’re looking for such a position, hopefully this will give you a head start.  There may be other law schools which have some interest in hiring in this area, or at least are willing to do so if it also gets them a Property or Torts professor.  I’m pleased to see the number of schools hiring and that some are clearly expanding their programs rather than just filling vacancies.

Buffalo Law School. Entry level, with a “particular interest in an energy/admin person.” Contact: Jim Wooten [email protected]

FSU Law School. Hoping to fill 2-3 spots in environmental law, natural resources, ocean & coastal, energy, land use, water law. Laterals preferred, but it’s not exclusive.Contact: Robin Craig. [email protected]

George Washington Law School. Junior or senior lateral. Pollution and/or natural resources law, but overlap with energy law is likely a plus. Contact: Michael Abramowicz [email protected]

Georgetown Law School. Senior-level environmental scholar.Contact: Lisa Heinzerling. [email protected]

Johns Hopkins, Energy Policy & Climate Program. adjunct position’ Contact: Dr. Wil Burns [email protected]

Lewis & Clark Law School. Entry-level or lateral candidates. Areas of expertise include pollution, ocean & coastal, and land use.Contact: Craig Johnston [email protected].

Lillehammer University College, Law School (Norway). Equivalent to associate professor position.  Requires JD plus a Ph.D or Ph.D equivalent.  Non-Norwegian candidates are encouraged. Contact: Geir Stenseth [email protected]

LSU Law School.Tenure-track or tenured faculty members, with environmental law and energy as “areas of particular interest.” Contact: Glenn Morris [email protected]

Santa Clara Law School. Seeking to hire in international environmental law, climate change, water law, natural resources, and/or energy. Teaching, scholarship, and/or practice experience in these areas preferred but entry-level applicants are also invited.Contact: Allen Hammond [email protected]

University of Colorado Law School. Two positions. One is a senior lateral in Env/NR/Water. The ideal candidate does not necessarily have to be an expert in all three. The other is a more junior lateral or entry-level position in Env/NR/Energy. Contact person: Paul Ohm, [email protected]

UC Davis Law School. Tenure/tenure track position. Environmental law is an “area of interest.” Contact: Rex Perschbacher, [email protected]

University of Denver. Tenure Track faculty member for environmental clinic. Contact: Annecoos Wiersema [email protected]

University of Hawaii. Tenure track or tenured, as director of environmental law program. Contact: Dale Lee [email protected]

University of Houston. Tenured position (lateral) in energy/environment.  Contact: Greg Vetter [email protected].

University of Maryland. Entry level position in environmental/property law. Contact: Richard Boldt [email protected]

University of Minnesota Law School. Senior chaired tenure appointment in the fields of Law, Science & Technology (broadly defined); areas of particular interest include environmental and energy law. Contact: Herbert Kritzer [email protected].

University of Montana Law School. Tenure-track position in environmental law and Indian law. Contact: Human Resources Office at the UM website below.

UNLV Law School. Entry level or lateral in the areas of environmental or energy law. Contact: Bret Birdsong, [email protected]

University of Oregon. Tenured or tenure track. Local government, energy, and land use are areas of “preference.” Contact: Carl Bjerre [email protected]

University of Tulsa College of Law. Tenure-track or tenured faculty position. Areas of particular interest: energy law and policy, renewable energy initiatives, public utility law, and environmental law. Contact: Prof. Robert Spoo by email at [email protected].

Vermont Law School. Faculty Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic. Lateral or tenure track. Contact: Patrick Parenteu: [email protected]


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Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…

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Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…

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