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William W. Buzbee Joins Georgetown Law Faculty

February 27, 2014 — Georgetown University Law Center is pleased to welcome William W. Buzbee as a new member of its full-time faculty, beginning fall semester 2014.

Professor William W. Buzbee Professor William W. Buzbee

“William Buzbee is an award-winning educator, and a leading scholar in environmental law, regulatory federalism and administrative law,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “We are proud to welcome him to our community.”

Buzbee, who served as a visiting professor at Georgetown Law during fall semester 2012, will join from Emory University School of Law, where he currently teaches environmental law, administrative law, legislation and regulation, and seminars on environmental, regulatory and constitutional law. He is director of the Emory Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, as well as a director of Emory’s Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance. He helped design and launch the Turner Environmental Law Clinic at Emory Law, and chairs its advisory board. He is a founding member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform, a regulatory think tank based in Washington, D.C.

Buzbee regularly provides pro bono legal assistance on regulatory matters, assists with appellate and Supreme Court litigation and has testified before congressional committees. He has published widely on environmental law, regulatory federalism and other public law topics. His forthcoming book, Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War that Transformed New York City, is scheduled to publish in April 2014.  He is the editor and an author of several chapters of Preemption Choice: The Theory, Law and Reality of Federalism’s Core Question (2009), and a co-author of Environmental Protection: Law and Policy (2011). His articles have appeared in publications such as the Stanford Law Review, the New York University Law Review, the Michigan Law Review and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

In addition to Georgetown, Buzbee has been a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, Cornell Law School and the University of Illinois. He earned a B.A. from Amherst College, and a J.D. from Columbia.

 With 118 full-time members, Georgetown’s is among the largest law faculties in the nation. The Law Center’s faculty also teaches the most diverse curriculum of any law school, with hundreds of courses ranging from public interest and constitutional law to corporate, international and trade law. Its upper-class curriculum is the largest in the country with nearly 550 classes and clinics.

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