Professor Jody Freeman, the Archibald Cox Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Program at the Harvard Law School is visiting NYU Law for the 2012-2013 academic year. While at NYU, Professor Freeman will be teaching an Advanced Administrative Law seminar in the fall, and the Advanced Environmental Law and Energy and Climate Law and Policy seminars in the spring.
Professor Freeman served in the White House as Counselor for Energy and Climate Change in 2009-10. In that role, she contributed to a variety of policy initiatives on greenhouse gas regulation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, transmission policy, oil and gas drilling, and comprehensive energy and climate legislation to put a market-based cap on carbon. Freeman led the White house effort on the Obama Administration’s national auto policy — the landmark agreement among the federal government, the auto industry and the states, to set the first federal greenhouse gas emission standards and the most ambitious fuel efficiency standards in U.S. history. After leaving the administration, Freeman served as an independent consultant to the President’s bipartisan Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. She is a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States and an independent director of ConocoPhillips.
Her recent publications include Climate Change and U.S. Interests, 41 Environmental Law Reporter 10695 (2011)(with Andrew Guzman) (adapted from 109 Columbia Law Review 1532 (2009)) and Agency Coordination in Shared Regulatory Space, 125 Harvard Law Review 1131 (2012) (with Jim Rossi). She is co-author of leading casebooks in both environmental law and administrative law, and is also co-author with Professor Mike Gerrard of Columbia Law School of the forthcoming new edition of Global Climate Change and U.S. Law.