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Daniel C. Esty

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; and Clinical Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale Law School
Daniel C. Esty is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, with appointments at both the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. He is also the Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy as well as the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale. Professor Esty’s research has focused on "next generation" regulation and the relationships between the environment and trade, competitiveness, governance, and development. He is the author or editor of nine books and numerous articles on environmental policy issues. His recent research interests concentrate on innovation and environment, global administrative law, data-driven environmental decision-making, environmental governance, corporate environmental strategy, and environmental protection in the information age. In 2007 - 2008, he served as an Obama campaign advisor on energy and environmental issues, as a surrogate speaker and debater, and as a member of the Presidential Transition Team. In 2002, Professor Esty received the American Bar Association Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy. Prior to coming to Yale, Professor Esty served in a variety of senior positions in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Professor Esty earned an A.B. from Harvard, an M.A. as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and a J.D. from Yale.

Education
J.D., Yale, 1986
M.A., Oxford, 1983
A.B., Harvard, 1981

Courses Taught
Environmental Law & Policy
Law and Globalization
Corporate Environmental Management and Strategy 
Trade Law and Policy in a Globalizing World