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The Emergence of Climate Law Courses

It’s an increasingly widespread law school course.

The U.S. legal system has only begun to address climate change in the past ten or fifteen years. It was inevitable that this subject would infiltrate basic environmental law courses, especially given that there have now been three Supreme Court cases on the subject.  But climate change is now increasingly the subject of separate courses …


New Environmental Law Rankings Place UCLA Law and Berkeley Law in Top 10

Rankings Reflect Colleagues’ Recognition

U.S. News and World Report, the most visible ranker of graduate programs, publishes its ranking of environmental law programs at U.S. law schools each spring, and the new list is out.  Berkeley Law is ranked #3, and UCLA Law is ranked #10 – the first time we have cracked the Top 10.  Along with Georgetown, …


Environmental Law Hiring (Updated)

Job descriptions for Environmental Law positions around the country

As promised, here is an updated list of schools hiring in the area of environmental law: The Florida State University College of Law seeks to hire a lateral, tenure-track faculty member to fill a named professorship and teach in the areas of environmental law, energy law, land use, natural resources law, coastal and ocean law, …


Practicing Environmental Law: The World of New Lawyers

The National Council of Bar Examiners has just finished a fascinating survey of what lawyers do in their first three years of practice.  Some of the most interesting findings relate to environmental law.  About five percent of new lawyers report that their practice areas are environment or natural resources. As of a couple of years …


Law Schools Searching for Environmental Faculty

[Updated 8/26] I’ve been assembling a preliminary list of faculty searches. I’ll update and correct the list periodically. FSU is looking to hire an environmental/natural resources person. We are looking for either entry or lateral. Contact person, Jeff Kahn [email protected] ) Hebrew University Faculty of Law. Lecturer in Environmental Law, preferably Israel Environmental Law. Contact: …


A Brief Survey for U.S. Environmental Law Professors

At the AALS midyear meeting, as part of the Workshop on Torts, Environment, and Disaster, Bruce R. Huber, John Copeland Nagle, Jessica Owley, Melissa Powers, Kalyani Robbins, Hari Osofsky and I will be co-presenting and co-moderating a session on “Generations of Environmental Law.” To help focus that discussion, we have prepared a brief survey for …


Law Schools in the Public Interest: Environmental Programs in the Northeast

This is the final installment in a series of posts about the public service activities of environmental law programs.  There are a lot of law schools in this part of the country; space allows the inclusion of entries from only a few of them: A clinic that represents solar power companies, assists communities with climate …


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 …


The Expanding Number of Environmental Law Teachers

In a previous posting, I remarked on the increase in the number of publications in environmental law. I thought it would be useful to look at the number of law professors in the field. This was not a rigorous social science survey, so the numbers should be taken with a grain of salt. Some caveats …


Welcome to our new environmental law fellow Rhead Enion

A few weeks ago, we gained a new colleague here at UCLA Law: Rhead Enion.  Rhead, a graduate of Duke University Law School, Stanford, and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, is our new Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy.  He has worked as a research fellow at Duke’s Nicholas Institute and has …