President of Harvard University, Drew Faust, sent a letter earlier today discussing the University’s rule in confronting and responding to climate change. President Faust explained that “Harvard has a vital leadership role to play in this work,” and discussed much of the exciting scientific research being done by university students and professors. Under a link to Research, the president included a link to our environmental law program at HLS, which highlights our terrific faculty, as well as our outstanding environmental clinic and our new policy shop, all of which are doing groundbreaking work on climate law and policy. As noted in The Harvard Law Today piece about the environmental law program, HLSELP addresses climate change on three fronts: first, by training law students to be leaders in the field through a broad-based curriculum, second through our faculty’s legal scholarship which focuses on how legal and regulatory regimes might be adapted to address climate change, and third by engaging students practically in two ways: through opportunities to work on a diverse set of client projects related to clean energy in our environmental law clinic, and via our Policy Initiative, which provides nonpartisan legal analysis and policy advice to federal and state agencies. The Law School’s burgeoning program on climate and energy is one of the University’s great strengths in this area, and we are committed to being a key part of President Faust’s vision for the University going forward.
- Policy Initiative Publishes Paper on State Plan Enforcement Under EPA’s GHG Power Plant Rule
- Legal Fellowship at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Washington, D.C.
- The Clinic and Policy Initiative Announce New Report on Regional and Municipal Stormwater Management
- Global Climate Change and U.S. Law Co-edited By Prof. Jody Freeman
- EPA’s Climate Rule for Existing Power Plants Under 111(d) – HLS Faculty Analysis and Research
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- Here's Why an Obama Plan to Regulate Carbon Could Work, Wired, May 30, 2014
- Teaching an Old Law New Tricks, N.Y. Times, May 29, 2014
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- Obama administration limits on soot pollution upheld by appeals court, L.A. Times, May 9, 2014
- Response to Justice Antonin Scalia Gaffe Offers a Lesson in Partisan Outrage, Washington Post, May 3, 2014
- Richard Lazarus Formally Notified the Supreme Court of Scalia's Error, Legal Planet Blog, April 30, 2014
- Homer nods in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation - UPDATED, Washington Post Blog - The Volkh Conspiracy, April 29, 2014