UT Energy Symposium: U.S. Climate Policy: The Importance of Thinking and Acting Regionally, by Dr. David Adelman (Harry Reasoner Regents Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law)
David E. Adelman holds the Harry Reasoner Regents Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of environmental law, energy policy, and law & science. Professor Adelman’s research draws on a mix of traditional legal analysis, empirical methods, and in-depth assessments of relevant environmental and climate science. His articles have addressed such topics as the tensions between legal and scientific evidentiary standards in regulatory decision making, development of effective policies for promoting innovation relevant to addressing climate change, and more recently empirical studies of clean air and climate policies. Professor Adelman received a B.A. from Reed College, a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Samuel Conti of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Professor Adelman was a Senior Attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council and an associate with the law firm Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., prior to joining the law faculty at the University of Arizona. He joined the UT Austin faculty in 2009.