(Re)Introducing Guest Blogger Robert Percival

Lucky for us, my colleague Robert Percival agreed to return for a guest visit, just in time to illuminate all things environmental, administrative, and more.  Professor Percival joined the Maryland faculty in 1987 after serving as senior attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund.  He is internationally recognized as a leading scholar in environmental law.  He is the principal author of the country’s most widely used casebook in environmental law entitled Environmental Regulation: Law, Science & Policy, now in its sixth edition.  He has written extensively on several topics, including environmental law, regulatory policy, federalism, presidential powers, and legal history.  Percival taught as a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School in 2000 and 2009 and at Georgetown University Law Center in 2005 and 2011.  He currently teaches Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Global Environmental Law at Maryland.  In 2007, he was named the University’s “Teacher of the Year.”

During the Spring of 2008, Percival taught as a J. William Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.  He previously taught as a Fulbright scholar at Comenius University Law School in Slovakia.  Percival has presented hundreds of guest lectures, paper presentations and workshops in 25 countries on six continents.  He also lectured at 20 universities and before several professional associations and government agencies in China.

Percival has played a leading role in conceptualizing the new field of global environmental law.  He maintains a website and weekly blog on this subject at: http://www.globalenvironmentallaw.com  Percival has served on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute and as co-chair of the Steering Committee of the D.C. Bar’s Section on Environmental Energy and Natural Resources Law.  He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

Percival attended Stanford Law School where he was Managing Editor of the Stanford Law Review.  He was named the Nathan Abbott Scholar for graduating first in his class.  Percival served as a law clerk for Judge Shirley M. Hufstedler of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White.  He also served as a special assistant to the first U.S. Secretary of Education.

Select recent publications include:

Who’s in Charge? Does the President Have Directive Authority Over Agency Regulatory Decisions?, 79 Fordham Law Review 2487 (2011)

Global Law and the Environment, 86 Washington Law Review 579 (2011)

China’s “Green Leap Forward” Toward Global Environmental Leadership, 12 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law 633 (2011)

Environmental Regulation: Law, Science & Policy (6th ed. 2009) (with Schroeder, Miller & Leape).

The Emergence of Global Environmental Law (with Tseming Yang), 36 Ecology Law Quarterly 615 (2009)

Massachusetts v. EPA: Escaping the Common Law’s Growing Shadow,” 2007 Supreme Court Review 111 (2008).

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