Prof. Lisa Heinzerling

Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Lisa Heinzerling is the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Professor of Law at Georgetown University. Her primary specialties are administrative law and environmental law. She is the author of several books, including Priceless: On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing, a critique of the use of cost-benefit analysis in environmental policy. Professor Heinzerling has received the Georgetown University President's Award for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers, the faculty teaching award at Georgetown Law, and several awards related to her scholarship and advocacy in environmental law. She was the lead author of the winning briefs in Massachusetts v. EPA, in which the Supreme Court held that the Clean Air Act gives EPA the authority to regulate greenhouse gases. From January 2009 to July 2009, Heinzerling served as Senior Climate Policy Counsel to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and then, from July 2009 to December 2010, she served as Associate Administrator of EPA’s Office of Policy.  She was a law clerk to Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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2020 National Lawyers Convention

On November 9, 2020, The Federalist Society's Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group hosted...

Environmental Law & Property Rights: EPA Turns 50: A Debate on Environmental Progress and Regulatory Overreach

2020 National Lawyers Convention

On November 9, 2020, The Federalist Society's Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group hosted...