Mark (Buzz) Belleville

UC Berkeley School of Law

Energy Law and Policy Teaching Fellow


Professor Mark (Buzz) Belleville is an Energy Law and Policy Teaching Fellow with the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment.  He is teaching Energy Law & Policy and The Law of Renewables.  Before joining Berkeley Law in 2015, Belleville taught energy and natural resources related courses at the Appalachian School of Law (Virginia) for the past eight years.  Belleville played a central role in developing a natural resources program at ASL, serving as faculty advisor to the Environmental Law Society, the Energy and Mineral Law Society and ASL’s Natural Resources Law Journal, as well as coaching moot court teams at major competitions in environmental law and energy law.  Professor Belleville also teaches within Virginia Tech’s Masters in Natural Resources program, and serves on various committees for the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation.

Belleville’s particular scholarly focus is on issues related to climate change and renewable energy.  Most recently, in ‘The Key Stone in the Carbon Tariff Wall: the Alberta Oil Sands and the Legality of Taxing Imports Based on Their Carbon Footprint,’ published in the Environmental Law Journal, Belleville examined the legality of border tax adjustments for imports based on their carbon footprint in conjunction with a national program that puts a price on carbon.

Before joining academia, Professor Belleville practiced for 10 years as a commercial and environmental litigator with Woods Rogers PLC in Virginia and Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP in Ohio, defending multi-million dollar enforcement actions under both the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act on behalf of municipal and industrial clients. He is or has been licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia.  Professor Belleville received his J.D. with Honors from the Ohio State University College of Law and his B.A. with Honors from Miami (Ohio) University.

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