Steven Weissman

UC Berkeley School of Law



Steve is a Lecturer at the Goldman School of Public Policy, and Senior Policy Advisor to the Center for Sustainable Energy. He a former Lecturer in Residence at Berkeley Law, and Director of the Energy Program of the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment.

Steve Weissman came to UC Berkeley from the California Public Utilities Commission where he was an administrative law judge. He also served as policy and legal advisor to three different commissioners at the PUC. He is an energy and environmental attorney, and an environmental mediator. Prior to his appointment as an administrative law judge in 1988, he was a staff attorney at the PUC, working on renewable energy and energy efficiency proceedings, as well as cases involving implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act. He taught energy law and policy classes at Berkeley Law from 2006-2015.

Steve Weissman has been active in Berkeley governance, where he has chaired the Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Solid Waste Commission. In addition, he was a member of the Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee, which worked with the university to create a new development plan for downtown Berkeley. He is Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Publication Committee for the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. He also teaches energy courses at Vermont Law School and at Lewis and Clark. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach during the Fall of 2013 at Universitat Rovira i Virgili near Barcelona.

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