Jordan Diamond

UC Berkeley School of Law

Executive Director, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment


Jordan Diamond is the Executive Director of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment.  Her work focuses on ensuring environmental laws and policies are based on the best information available, developed through inclusive and transparent processes, and implemented through adaptive and accountable systems.  Prior to joining CLEE, Jordan was the Co-Director of the Ocean Program at the Environmental Law Institute, where she concentrated on strengthening ocean and coastal governance at local, regional, and international levels.  Her research initiatives included leading efforts to improve and integrate Gulf of Mexico conservation and restoration, supporting the role of Alaska Natives in Arctic marine governance, and analyzing management and enforcement systems for offshore energy development.  Jordan also currently works with the Law of the Sea Institute at Berkeley Law, which seeks to advance discussion and scholarship on international ocean law.

In 2013, Jordan received the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Distinguished Environmental Advocates: The Next Generation award.  She holds a JD and certificate in environmental law from Berkeley Law, where she was the managing editor of Ecology Law Quarterly; she also holds a BA in earth and environmental sciences and a certificate in environmental studies from Wesleyan University, where she received the Sease Prize for outstanding work in environmental science.

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