Vicki Arroyo is Professor from Practice at Georgetown Law, Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center, and Director of Georgetown’s Environmental Law LL.M. program. Professor Arroyo oversees the Climate Center’s work at the nexus of climate and energy policy, supervising work on policy solutions to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to climate impacts. She teaches experiential environmental law courses that foster hands-on training and expose students to practical, real-world situations.
Hope Babcock is co-director of the Institute for Public Representation environmental law clinic and Professor of Law. Professor Babcock has written prolifically in the fields of environmental and natural resources law, federalism, and Indian law. She oversees her students’ clinical work with cases that involve major environmental statutes, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Highway Beautification Act, Land and Water Conservation Fund Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.
William W. Buzbee is a Professor of Law and his scholarship focuses on environmental law, administrative law, regulatory federalism, and other public law topics. His books include Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War that Transformed New York City and Preemption Choice: The Theory, Law and Reality of Federalism’s Core Question. Professor Buzbee regularly assists with appellate and Supreme Court environmental, federalism, and regulatory litigation, and also has testified before congressional committees on environmental and regulatory matters.
J. Peter Byrne is Associate Dean for the J.D. program and Professor of Law and serves as faculty director of the Environmental Law and Policy Program and of the Georgetown Climate Center. Professor Byrne teaches and writes in the areas of property, land use, climate adaptation, historic preservation, and natural resources law. He is the District of Columbia Mayor's Agent for Historic Preservation, a position in which he adjudicates local preservation disputes, and he co-authored the casebook Historic Preservation Law.
Lisa Heinzerling is the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Professor of Law. Her specialties include environmental and natural resources law, administrative law, and food law. Professor Heinzerling has also written prominent critiques of the use of cost-benefit analysis in regulatory policy. She has received the faculty teaching award at Georgetown Law and is a Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. She was lead author of the winning briefs in the Supreme Court case Massachusetts v. EPA, ranked by environmental lawyers and law professors as the most significant case in all of environmental law.
Edith Brown Weiss is Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law and active in public international, environmental, water resources, and environment/trade law. Her courses include International Environmental Law and International Law Seminars on Poverty Reduction and Accountability and on Water Resources Law. Professor Brown Weiss is the author of numerous articles and books, including International Law for a Water-Scarce World, Engaging Countries: Strengthening Compliance with International Environmental Accords, and In Fairness to Future Generations, International Law, Common Patrimony and Intergenerational Equity, which received the ASIL Certificate of Merit Award.