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Jody Freeman

Professor Freeman is the Archibald Cox Professor at Harvard Law School and is a leading expecting 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 and Policy Program, and she served as Counselor for Energy and Climate Change in the Obama White House in 2009-2010. Freeman also 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) will be 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 (forthcoming with David Spence). Learn more »

Richard J. Lazarus


Richard Lazarus is the Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law 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. Learn more »

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. Learn more »

Shaun A. Goho

Shaun Goho is a Senior Clinical Instructor and Staff Attorney in 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. Learn more »

Kate Konschnik

Kate Konschnik is Policy 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. Learn more »

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 joined Harvard Law School’s Environmental Policy Initiative as an Energy Fellow in January 2014.  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 2000-2001 Western Energy Crisis.  Before that, Ari was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana and spent two years trying to bring the 2012 Olympic Games to New York City.  He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2011 and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 with degrees in electrical engineering and business.

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 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.

Molly Cohen

Molly Cohen is the Environmental Law Program student fellow.  She is a third-year student at HLS.  She hails from the Boston area, and graduated Brown University in 2009  with a degree in geophysics.

Affiliated Faculty

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.Sunstein is also the director of the law school’s program on behavioral economics and public policy. He writes widely on topics ranging from behavioral economics to environmental law. He is the author of many books, including, most recently, “On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread.” He co-wrote “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness,” with the economist Richard Thaler.

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 »

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 »

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