Environmental

Faculty

  • Vicki Been
    Boxer Family Professor of Law on Leave
    Vicki Been ’83 has been on the faculty at NYU School of Law since 1990. She writes about land use regulation, the causes and consequences of the housing and foreclosure crises, affordable housing policy, the Fifth Amendment’s takings clause, environmental justice, and fair housing. She is the co-author of a leading land use casebook, Land Use Controls. Been’s current research focuses on the effect of the housing crisis on black and Latino families, the role of zoning and other regulations in shaping development patterns, regulatory barriers to accessory dwelling units and micro-units, transferable development rights, and historic preservation. A 1983 graduate of NYU Law, Been was a Root-Tilden Scholar. She clerked for Judge Edward Weinfeld of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York and Justice Harry Blackmun of the US Supreme Court. In February 2012, the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, which Been co-directed at the time, was named a recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions in recognition of the center’s excellence in providing objective, policy-relevant research on urban policy. In 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed her commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development.
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  • Dale Jamieson
    Professor of Environmental Studies & Philosophy; Affiliated Professor of Law;
    Director of Environmental Studies Program, Faculty of Arts & Science
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  • Benedict Kingsbury
    Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law;
    Director, Institute for International Law and Justice
    Benedict Kingsbury’s broad, theoretically grounded approach to international law closely integrates work in legal theory, political theory, and history. With NYU colleague Richard Stewart, he initiated and directs the Global Administrative Law Research Project, a pioneering approach to issues of accountability and participation in global governance; they are currently working on books on Megaregional Agreements, and Global Hybrid and Private Governance. They launched the Global Administrative Law Network, and together with Andrew Hurrell edit the Law and Global Governance book series for Oxford University Press. Kingsbury has directed the Law School’s Institute for International Law and Justice since its founding in 2002. He and NYU Law Professor José Alvarez became the editors-in-chief of the century-old American Journal of International Law in 2013. Kingsbury has written on a wide range of international law topics, from indigenous peoples issues to interstate arbitration, investor-state arbitration, and indicators and rankings. His edited volumes include Governance by Indicators (2012), The Quiet Power of Indicators (2015), and books on Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) and Alberico Gentili (1552-1608). After completing his LLB with first-class honors at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand in 1981, Kingsbury was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1984, he graduated at the top of his class in the MPhil program in international relations at Oxford. He subsequently completed a DPhil in law at Oxford and has taught at Oxford, Duke, Harvard Law School, the University of Tokyo, the University of Paris 1, and the University of Utah.
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  • Richard Revesz
    Lawrence King Professor of Law;
    Dean Emeritus;
    Director, Institute for Policy Integrity
    Richard Revesz is one of the nation’s leading voices in the fields of environmental and regulatory law and policy. His work focuses on the use of cost-benefit analysis in administrative regulation, federalism and environmental regulation, design of liability regimes for environmental protection, and positive political economy analysis of environmental regulation. His book Retaking Rationality: How Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environment and Our Health (with Michael Livermore ’06, 2008) contends that the economic analysis of law can be used to support a more protective approach to environmental and health policy. In 2008, Revesz co-founded the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law to advocate for regulatory reform before courts, legislatures, and agencies, and to contribute original scholarly research in the environmental and health-and-safety areas. Revesz received a BS summa cum laude from Princeton University, an MS in civil engineering from MIT, and a JD from Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. After judicial clerkships with Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice Thurgood Marshall of the US Supreme Court, Revesz joined the NYU School of Law faculty in 1985 and served as dean from 2002 to 2013. Revesz is the director of the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Administrative Conference of the United States, and the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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  • Richard Stewart
    University Professor;
    John Edward Sexton Professor of Law;
    Director, Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law

    Richard Stewart is recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars in environmental and administrative law. His current research projects include “megaregional” international agreements on regulation, trade, and investment; using law to reform and secure justice in global governance; private and hybrid global regulation; innovative institutional strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and solving the challenge of nuclear waste. Stewart also works on global climate law initiatives and environmental law reform projects in developing countries through the International Environmental Law Clinic and the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law. Students are closely involved in these projects. He is launching a new course on Food Law and Policy.

    Before joining the faculty, Stewart served as Byrne Professor of Administrative Law at Harvard Law School and as a member of the faculty of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He has served as assistant attorney general in charge of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the US Department of Justice and chairman of the Environmental Defense Fund. Stewart directs, with NYU School of Law Professor Benedict Kingsbury, a major project on global administrative law that examines and advances mechanisms of transparency, participation, reason giving, and review to meet accountability gaps in global regulatory institutions. He recently published a major book on US nuclear waste law regulation and policy. Stewart serves as Advisory Trustee of the Environmental Defense Fund.

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  • Katrina Wyman
    Sarah Herring Sorin Professor of Law;
    Director, Environmental and Energy Law LLM Program
    Born and raised in Canada, Katrina Wyman has a BA, MA, and LLB from the University of Toronto and an LLM from Yale Law School. Before joining NYU School of Law in 2002, she was a research fellow at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2001-02. Wyman’s research interests relate primarily to property and natural resources law and policy. She has undertaken case studies of the evolution of emissions trading, and property rights in fisheries and taxi licenses. She also has worked on the Endangered Species Act and the policy and legal responses to the possibility that climate change might prompt large-scale human migration.
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