Emily Hammond, a Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School, will join the Stegner Center as the tenth annual Stegner Center Young Scholar on March 11 and 12, 2015. During her residency, Emily will deliver a Young Scholar Lecture at the College of Law, make a CLE presentation at a local law firm, and meet with faculty and students. Her Young Scholar Lecture will be published in the environmental and natural resources law issue of the student-edited Utah Law Review.
Professor Hammond’s substantial scholarship intersects energy, environmental, and administrative law, where she is making significant contributions to these fields,” notes Bob Keiter, Director of the Wallace Stegner Center. In commenting on her upcoming visit, Professor Hammond said, “I am honored at the opportunity to engage with the environmental law community at the Stegner Center. The Environmental Program at the University of Utah is at the forefront of many of the most important issues of the day, and I look forward to a rich intellectual dialogue with students, faculty, and members of the bar.”
Emily Hammond’s expertise centers on administrative law, energy law, and environmental law. A former civil engineer who practiced in the environmental and water resources fields prior to attending law school, her research focuses on two themes: the various responses of legal institutions to scientific uncertainty and the relationship between procedural and substantive legitimacy. Her articles have appeared in the Duke Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the Harvard Environmental Law Review, among others. She is a co-author of the nation’s leading energy law text, Energy, Economics, and the Environment, and the environmental law text Environmental Protection: Law and Policy, in addition to numerous book chapters and shorter works.
A member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform, Professor Hammond has also provided service to the International Atomic Energy Agency. She has served as a Hearing Examiner for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools’ Administrative Law Section.
Professor Hammond began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge Richard W. Story of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Following her clerkship, she practiced law with Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. While with the firm, she worked on all aspects of civil litigation in cases ranging from complex business disputes to pro bono civil rights suits. She was previously a professor at Wake Forest School of Law and the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she won numerous teaching awards while serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Director of the Law Center. She has visited at the University of Texas, Florida State University, and the University of Georgia.
The Young Scholars Program, which is made possible by the generous support of the Cultural Vision Fund, is designed to recognize and establish a relationship with promising scholars early in their academic careers. Recipients are selected based on their accomplishments, the quality of their academic work, and their promise in the field of environmental and natural resources law and policy.
Past Stegner Center Young Scholars include: Professor Noah Hall, Wayne State University of Law; Professor Lesley McAllister, University of San Diego School of Law; Professor Jason Czarnezki, Vermont Law School (now at Pace); Associate Professor Barbara Cosens, University of Idaho School of Law; Associate Professor Kim Connolly, University of South Carolina School of Law (now at SUNY Buffalo); Associate Professor Jamison Colburn, Western New England College School of Law (now at Penn State); Associate Professor Amy Sinden, Temple University Beasley School of Law; Associate Professor Reed Benson, University of Wyoming College of Law (now at New Mexico); and Katrina Kuh, an Associate Professor of Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.