LAW : FACULTY

faculty bio
Deborah N. Behles
Title:

Associate Professor of Law

Clinical Staff Attorney

School:
Law
Campus:
San Francisco
  • 415-369-5336

EDUCATION

JD, University of Minnesota School of Law

BS, Purdue University

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Former Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section, 2001-2008

United States Department of Justice Honors Program Attorney

Member of New Source Review Utility Initiative Litigation Team, 2002-2008

Legal Writing Student Instructor, University of Minnesota Law School

Associate Articles Editor, Minnesota Law Review

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

From Dirty to Green: Increasing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Environmental Justice Communities, 58 Villanova L. Rev. 25 (2013).

An Integrated Green Urban Electrical Grid, 36 Wm & Mary Envtl. L. & Pol'y Rev. 671 (2012).

Why California Failed to Meet Its RPS Target, 17 West-Northwest J. of Envtl. Law & Policy 163 (Summer 2011).

New Laws Aim to Make State Greener, The Recorder, May 12, 2011.

Examining the Air We Breathe: EPA Should Evaluate Cumulative Impacts When It Promulgates National Ambient Air Quality Standards, 28 Pace Env'l. Law Rev. 200 (2010).

The New Race: Speeding Up Climate Change Innovation, 11 North Carolina J. of Law & Tech. 1 (2009).

Why CEQA Exemption Decisions Need Additional Notice Requirements, 33 ENVIRONS 111 (2009).

A Wrong Turn Crushes Protective Air Regulations: American Trucking Ass'ns v. EPA, 85 Minnesota L.R. 319 (2000).

Roadmapping and Legal Writing, 8 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 134 (with Brad Clary) (2000).

HONORS AND AWARDS

Department of Justice John Marshall Award Recipient

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Gold Medal Recipient

Department of Justice Special Commendations for Work on the Duke Energy Team, Illinois Power Trial Team, Westvaco Trial Team, and Power Plant Appellate Teams

Department of Justice Outstanding Performance Awards in 2004 and 2007