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Alumni Lecture: Prof. Richard Lazarus (BS, ’76), Harvard Law School - The Making of Environmental Law: The Challenges of Climate and the Challenge of Climate Change

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Department of Chemistry
109 Turner Hall
Mar 28, 2024   4:00 pm  
Amanda Ramey
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iSEE Sustainability Calendar

Richard Lazarus is the Charles Stebbins Fairchild Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches Supreme Court Advocacy, Environmental Law, Torts, and Climate Lawyering. His primary scholarship concerns Supreme Court decision-making and environmental law. Professor Lazarus has represented the United States, state and local governments, and environmental groups in the United States Supreme Court in more than 40 cases and has presented oral arguments in 14 of those cases. In 2020, Professor Lazarus published The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court (Harvard University Press 2020), which tells the inside story of the Supreme Court’s 2007 decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, the Court’s most famous environmental law case. In 2023, he published the second edition of The Making of Environmental Law (U. Chicago Press 2023), a history of U.S. environmental law. Professor Lazarus previously worked for the Solicitor General's Office (1986-89) at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was Assistant to the Solicitor General. Professor Lazarus graduated from Harvard Law School and has a B.S. from the University of Illinois in Chemistry and a B.A. in Economics.

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