The American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) has elected Richard Revesz, Lawrence King Professor of Law and dean emeritus, as an honorary fellow. In announcing Revesz's selection, ACOEL stated that he “is one of the nation's leading scholars in the field of environmental law and a major voice in the subject of regulatory law and reform.” In previous years, ACOEL, which was founded in 2007, has elected seven other honorary fellows, including David Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior during the Clinton and Obama administrations. Hayes is currently an adjunct professor at NYU Law and executive director of the Law School’s State Energy and Environmental Impact Center.
Revesz 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 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.
Posted September 10, 2019