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Environmental Law in the Trump Administration: Where Do “Greens” Go from Here?
November 30, 2016, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm EST
Please join NYU Law’s distinguished environmental law faculty for a discussion on the path forward for environmental law and policy during the Trump Administration. All students and alumni are invited to attend.
- Richard Revesz, Lawrence King Professor of Law, Dean Emeritus, Director, Institute for Policy Integrity
- Bryce Rudyk, Climate Program Director, Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law, Adjunct Professor of Law
- Richard Stewart, University Professor, John Edward Sexton Professor of Law, Director, Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law
- Katrina Wyman, Sarah Herring Sorin Professor of Law, Director, Environmental and Energy Law LLM Program
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.
Bryce Rudyk was the Executive Director at the Center from 2011 to 2014 and is currently the Climate Program Director. He is also an adjunct professor teaching International Environmental Law, International Environmental Law Clinic, and Global Environmental Governance. For 2014-2016, he is a Senior Legal Advisor to the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) in the United Nations Climate Change Negotiations. AOSIS is the negotiating group of the 44 small island developing states around the world.
He has been at the Center since 2009, initially as a Research Fellow and then Director of the Climate Finance Project. His research focuses on the global institutional structure for climate finance and alternative transnational institutions for global climate action. He has an LLM in International Law from NYU Law, a JD from the University of Toronto, and a BSc in Biology from McMaster University. He practiced private international law and was a lobbyist for higher education before moving to international environmental 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.
Katrina Wyman 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.