law: Faculty

Clifford Rechtschaffen
Title:
Professor of Law (on leave)
Department:
Law
Campus:
San Francisco
  • 415-442-6674

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Civil Procedure
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Environmental Law Clinic
  • Legal Methods
  • Public Natural Resources and Land Law
  • Toxics Law and Policy

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Environmental Law

EDUCATION

  • JD, Yale Law School

  • AB, Princeton University

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Currently a senior advisor to Governor Jerry Brown on energy and environmental issues, and was Acting Director of the Department of Conservation in 2011.
  • Two of Professor Rechtschaffen's articles were selected for special recognition. His article on federal oversight of state environmental law programs was selected through a peer review process as one of the ten best environmental law articles published in 2003, and his article on enforcement of the Clean Water Act was selected as one of the twenty best articles published in 2004.
  • Received a Fulbright fellowship to teach International Environmental Law in Slovenia, 2005.
  • Practiced environmental law with the California Attorney General and was a special assistant to California Attorney General Jerry Brown on climate change issues from 2007-2010.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member of the California Bar