Jody Freeman

Jody Freeman

Professor Freeman is the Archibald Cox Professor at Harvard Law School and is a leading expert on administrative law and environmental law and teaches courses on energy and climate law. She is the founding director of Harvard Law School’s Environmental Law Program. Professor Freeman served as Counselor for Energy and Climate Change in the Obama White House in 2009-2010 and advised the National Commission on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Her most recent book, Global Climate Change and U.S. Law (edited with Mike Gerrard) was published by the American Bar Association in April 2014. She is the author of numerous articles on regulation, governance and congressional delegation, including (with Jim Rossi) Agency Coordination in Shared Regulatory Space, published in the Harvard Law Review, and of Old Statutes, New Problems (with David Spence).

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Richard Lazarus

Richard Lazarus

Richard J. Lazarus is the Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law at Harvard University, where he teaches environmental law, natural resources Law, Supreme Court advocacy, and torts. Professor Lazarus has represented the United States, state and local governments, and environmental groups in the United States Supreme Court in 40 cases and has presented oral argument in 13 of those cases. His primary areas of legal scholarship are environmental and natural resources law, with particular emphasis on constitutional law and the Supreme Court.

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Wendy Jacobs

Wendy B. Jacobs

Wendy Jacobs is a Clinical Professor and Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. Her work has covered the gamut of compliance counseling, handling of complex permit applications and their related hearings and appeals, preparation of comments on federal and state rule makings, drafting of legislation, regulations and ordinances, administrative trials and appeals, litigation, negotiation and drafting of contracts, environmental due diligence and audits, and development of corporate risk management and environmental protection policies and manuals.

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Kate Konschnik

Kate Konschnik is Executive Director of the Environmental Law Program.  Kate served as Chief Environmental Counsel to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), directing the Senator’s subcommittee on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for three years.  Prior to this, Kate spent seven years as a Trial Attorney at the Environmental Enforcement Section of the United States Department of Justice, litigating environmental cases in federal court on behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  Kate was a member of the Clean Air Act New Source Review Power Plants litigation team, and represented the Environmental Enforcement Section in drafting Clean Air Act policy proposals for the incoming Obama Administration.

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Shaun Goho

Shaun A. Goho

Shaun Goho is a Senior Clinical Instructor and Deputy Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. He teaches a clinical seminar on public interest environmental litigation. Before coming to HLS, Shaun worked in the Northwest office of Earthjustice, here he litigated a variety of environmental cases in state and federal court, with an emphasis on Endangered Species Act and water rights issues, and in the Washington, DC office of O’Melveny & Myers, with a practice largely focused on securities litigation.

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Aladdine Joroff

Aladdine Joroff is a Clinical Instructor and Staff Attorney in the Environmental Law & Policy Clinic.  Prior to joining Harvard Law School, Aladdine practiced environmental and land use law in the Boston offices of Beveridge & Diamond and Goodwin Procter, where her work included permitting, operating and regulatory compliance counseling, policy development advocacy and associated litigation in state and federal courts.  She has worked with clients in the private, public and nonprofit arenas with a focus on energy sector participants.  Aladdine received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and her M.S. and B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ari Peskoe

Ari Peskoe

Ari Peskoe is the Senior Fellow in Electricity Law and Acting Director of the Policy Initiative.  He has written extensively about electricity regulation, on issues ranging from electric vehicles to Constitutional challenges to states’ energy laws.  Prior to the Policy Initiative, Ari was an associate at a law firm in Washington, D.C. where he litigated before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission about the Western Energy Crisis.  Before that, Ari was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana and spent two years trying to bring the 2012 Olympics to New York.  He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in electrical engineering and business.

Jamie Konopacky

Jamie Konopacky

Jamie Konopacky joined Harvard Law School’s Environmental Policy Initiative as a Climate and Energy Law Fellow in January 2016. She has researched and written on local green infrastructure policy development with a focus on using such policies to help meet state and federal water quality mandates and promote climate resilience. Prior to the Policy Initiative, Jamie worked on environmental and climate justice issues as a fellow for the NAACP in Washington, D.C. She also worked as an associate at Godfrey & Kahn in Milwaukee, WI where she developed creative Clean Water Act compliance approaches including water quality trading and adaptive management and worked on brownfield redevelopment and renewable energy issues. Jamie received her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with honors with a degree in philosophy.

Kathy Curley

Kathy Curley

Kathy Curley is the program administrator for the Environmental Law Program.  Kathy has worked at the program since 2006.  She holds a B.S. in Public Finance from University of Massachusetts.  Kathy has been a faculty assistant to numerous professors throughout her career at Harvard Law School.

Jacqueline Calahong

Jacqueline Calahong

Jacqueline Calahong is a staff assistant for the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic.  Jacqueline has worked at the Tufts University Center for Children, Ceres, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.  She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.

Robin Just

Robin Just

Robin Just is Communications and Outreach Manager of the Environmental Law Program. She began her career as a water regulator for the State of New Mexico and City of Santa Fe. Robin also worked as an environmental consultant on large-scale Superfund and military sites, and Rio Grande watershed restoration projects. She held a communications role with the Conservation Law Foundation in Boston, where she helped raise awareness of New England’s ocean conservation problems and build support for solutions. Robin comes to the Environmental Law Program from the Harvard Business School, where she spent several years as a research associate investigating the effectiveness of environmental regulation and trends in U.S. energy production. Robin has a B.S. in biology and Master of Water Resources, both from the University of New Mexico.

Kyra Davies

Kyra Davies

Kyra Davies is the Program Assistant for the Environmental Law Program. She comes to ELP from the Harvard Department of Sociology, where she supported Professor Matthew Desmond and managed an NHS grant studying global urbanization, poverty, and housing. Previously, she spent time as a Faculty Support Liaison at HLS, and has also worked in marketing, development, and arts administration. Kyra has a Bachelor of Music from Rice University.

 

Affiliated Faculty

Emily M. Broad Leib

Emily Broad Leib is a Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor, as well as Deputy Director of the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. She co-founded and directs the Center’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, the first law school clinic in the nation devoted to providing legal and policy solutions to nonprofit and government clients in order to address the health, economic, and environmental challenges facing our food system. Learn more »>

Jacob E. Gersen

Jacob E. Gersen is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Director of the Food Law Lab at Petrie-Flom, which supports academic research on the legal treatment of food in society. His main areas of research and teaching are food law, administrative law, environmental law, torts, and constitutional theory.  He teaches a course on food law and legislation and regulation. Learn more »>

Tyler Giannini

Tyler Giannini is the Clinical Director of Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program, and a Clinical Professor at the Law School. He teaches clinical seminars on Human Rights and the Environment as well as Business and Human Rights. While at the Clinic, Tyler has investigated harms associated with large dams, mining and other resource extraction. He has conducted research missions in numerous countries, including Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Thailand, and Cambodia. Learn more »

Kristen Stilt

Kristen Stilt is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program. Author of Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt (Oxford University Press, 2011), Stilt focuses her research on Islamic law and society in both historical and contemporary contexts. She also focuses on animal law, and on developing synergies among the fields of law, religion, and animal studies. Learn more »

Joseph William Singer

Professor Singer teaches property law and conflict of laws. His scholarly work in property focuses on the social functions of property and the effect of property law on social relations. He also does research and writes extensively about federal Indian law, including the contours of tribal sovereignty and land claims, and is a co-editor of the 2005 edition of Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (Nell Newton et al. eds.) (LexisNexis 2005). Learn more »

Matthew Stephenson

Professor Stephenson teaches administrative law and environmental law. His research focuses primarily on the application of positive political theory to the study of public law and regulatory institutions. Learn more »

Cass R. Sunstein

Professor Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley Professor at Harvard Law School. He is a leading legal scholar in areas of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and behavioral economics. From 2009 to 2012, Sunstein served as the Administrator of the White House Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) under President Obama. From 2013 to 2014, he serves as a member of the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies. Learn more »