Member Directory

Professor Mark (Buzz) Belleville is an Energy Law and Policy Teaching Fellow with the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at UC Berkeley.

Claudia Polsky joined Berkeley Law in July 2015 as the first Director of its Environmental Law Clinic and Assistant Clinical Professor of Law.

Jordan Diamond is the Executive Director of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment.

Virginia Zaunbrecher is the Program & Outreach Director of the Sustainable Technology & Policy Program (STPP) at UCLA. Her research interests focus on the use of new technological advances to approve regulatory and business decision making, and the implementation of prevention-based regulations and programs. She also manages STPP’s operations. She earned her law degree from Berkeley Law, with a certificate in law and technology, and her B.S. in molecular biology and history, with comprehensive honors and with distinction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prior to joining STPP, Ms. Zaunbrecher worked as a program director in international humanitarian aid, with a focus on health and agriculture programs and in private practice at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobsen.

William Boyd is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and Professor at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

He is the founding Director of the Laboratory for Energy & Environmental Policy innovation (LEEP) and the project lead for the Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF), a unique subnational collaboration of 38 states and provinces from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, and the United States that is working to develop regulatory frameworks to reduce emissions from deforestation and land use.

Boyd was previously a Professor of Law and John H. Schultz Energy Law Fellow at University of Colorado Boulder School of Law. His primary research and teaching interests are in energy law and regulation, climate change law and policy, and environmental law.

Nell Green Nylen is a Senior Research Fellow with the Wheeler Water Institute at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at Berkeley Law.

Margot Pollans is the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy Teaching Fellow at the UCLA School of Law for 2013-2015. Pollans’ primary research interests lie at the intersections of food law, environmental law, and land use law. Her work has appeared in the New York University Law Review, the Urban Lawyer, and the Harvard Environmental Law Review. She is also the co-editor on a new casebook on Food Law and Policy to be published by Walters Kluwer. Prior to joining the Resnick Program, Pollans worked as Staff Attorney and Teaching Fellow for the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University, where she worked on a range of public interest environmental law cases.

Pollans received her J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 2010. During law school, she served as an Articles Editor on the New York University Law Review and was a Furman Scholar and a Milbank/Lederman Law and Economics Scholar. Following law school, Pollans clerked for the Honorable David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Pollans received her L.L.M. in Advocacy with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center in 2013 and her B.A. in History, Environmental Science, and Creative Writing from Columbia University in 2004.

Michael Kiparsky is Director of the Wheeler Water Institute at CLEE at Berkeley Law.