Articles in ‘Environmental Law’

Former Deputy Secretary of the Interior

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

Students interested in energy and environmental law and policy will have the opportunity to study this year with David J. Hayes, JD ’78, an expert from the field who recently finished four and a half years of service in the Obama administration as the deputy secretary of the Department of [...]

Stanford Law School’s
 New Environmental Law & 
Policy LLM Program

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

Environmental lawyers from around the globe are coming back to school to study at Stanford Law School in a newly launched Environmental Law & Policy LLM (master of laws) Program. 
Directed by Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson Jr., JD/MBA ’76 (BA ’72), this highly specialized one-year program is open to lawyers [...]

Bright Award 
for Environmental 
Sustainability

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

Stanford Law School has launched a major new award to recognize global efforts at environmental preservation and sustainability. The Bright Award for Environmental Sustainability will be given to an individual from a different region of the world each year. The 
inaugural winner is Tasso Azevedo, a forestry and climate change [...]

Former Senator Jeff Bingaman to Lead Stanford University Steyer-Taylor Center Initiative on Renewable Energy 


June 7, 2013 | Issue 88

Former U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, LLB ’68, is back on Stanford Law School’s campus as a distinguished fellow at the 
Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. During the one-year 
appointment Bingaman will work with the center to develop policies to assist states and local communities in promoting increased use [...]

Dan Reicher

October 28, 2011 | Issue 85

Dan Reicher’s career is something of a “how to” for aspiring environmental lawyers. He has spent 25 years immersed in energy and environmental issues, exploring policy, finance, law, and technology. He has broad government and policy experience, including serving in the Clinton administration at the Department of Energy (DOE) as [...]

Advocating Science

May 31, 2011 | Issue 84

My graduate school advisor, the late Stephen Schneider, liked to ask his students: “Is the scientist-advocate an oxymoron?” As he was fond of pointing out, the two professional value systems are often in conflict. The ideal scientist is a disinterested party with a neutral perspective, while the ideal advocate is [...]