Professor MacDougald teaches and researches in areas where climate, energy, and environmental law mix at different levels of government. His article, Why Climate Law Must Be Federal, 40 Conn. L. Rev. 1431 (2008), has been frequently cited for explaining the dormant commerce clause challenges facing inter-state-based climate programs. He created and teaches the Law School’s Climate Law course.
Beyond climate law, he has taught Intersecting Land Use & Environmental Law, Land Use, and is currently structuring a new course in renewable energy, economics, and real-world finance. Prior to joining the faculty, Joe spent an active career as the General Counsel then President and ownership group member of an international biomaterials company. He has previously held appointments as a Lecturer at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, as well as an Adjunct Professor and Visiting Scholar at the University of Connecticut School of Law School. He has served as a planning and zoning commission and a several times elected official in his hometown of Madison, CT.
Professor MacDougald holds degrees from Brown University (AB Mathematics), New York University (MBA), the University of Connecticut School of Law (JD), and Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (Masters in Environmental Management).
Professor Bronin conducts research at the intersection of energy, land use, and property law. She has written two articles on the development of property rights in solar access, and she has also written about the issue of “energy sprawl”—the ever-increasing use of land to accommodate energy infrastructure. Most recently, her work has focused on microgrids and state and federal transmission infrastructure. Several of her courses cover these issues, including Land Use and Renewable Energy & Green Building Law. Outside the classroom, Professor Bronin has served as a lead attorney for the award-winning, mixed-use 360 State Street project, a model of energy efficiency and the first project in the country to use a fuel cell in a multifamily application.
Professor Parker teaches and writes in the fields of administrative law and environmental law, both domestic and international. His research focuses on techniques for strengthening governance and public participation in a variety of legal and policy contexts, including ocean governance, climate strategy, domestic regulation, and foreign policy. His published scholarship has focused on trade and the environment, and on the elaboration of more expert and inclusive tools of regulatory analysis during the rulemaking process. His recent courses include Globalization and the Environment, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, and Law & Ecology. Among other practice experiences, Professor Parker serves as a consultant to the Department of Energy and has served as Special Counsel to the Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Professor Strasser is a leading expert in both environmental law and business law. Among other topics, he writes about the approaches businesses take to environmental regulation. His most recent book, entitled Business Environmentalism: Good Works, Good Business or Greenwash (2011), analyzes the impact of firms’ environmental programs and identifies several approaches that may make such programs more successful at mitigating climate change. He is also a co-author, with Mark Kohler, of Regulating Utilities with Management Incentives, as well as numerous law review articles. Professor Strasser teaches Natural Resource Law and Environmental Law, along with a full slate of business law and contracts courses.
Director, Environmental Practice Clinic (CULI)
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Environmental Practice Clinic
Another key faculty member at the Center for Energy & Environmental Law is Alan Kosloff, the director of the Energy & Environmental Law Practice Clinic, currently housed within the Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative.
Attorney Kosloff has practiced environmental law, representing public institutions and private clients, for nearly four decades. He literally “wrote the book” on environmental law in Connecticut, as a co-author of the influential two-volume treatise, Connecticut Environmental Practice. He served as an adjunct professor at the Law School for eight years before joining the full-time faculty as the Director of the Environmental Practice Clinic. Among other positions, he has served in key positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, and the Office of the Attorney General, State of Connecticut. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Environmental Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.
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Christine Chabot, a graduate of Notre Dame Law School, has taught Administrative Law. Her practice experience focused on competition policy issues arising in the telecommunications industry, and she has also taught at Pace, Loyola-Chicago, and Michigan State University.
Dean Cordiano, a partner at Day Pitney LLP and graduate of Duke University School of Law, has more than 30 years of experience trying and arbitrating complex securities, commercial, and environmental cases. He teaches Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts.
Danae Dwyer has had a solo practice in Hartford for ten years and has taught Energy Law with Professor Robert Birmingham.
Adam Gendelman, a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, is now an attorney with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, dealing with reactor and materials rulemaking. He has taught Energy Law.
Paul McCary, a partner at Murtha Cullina LLP with more than twenty-five years of experience as an energy law attorney, has taught Energy Regulation and Policy. He is an author of several articles concerning cogeneration and is a graduate of Western New England College of Law.
Roger Reynolds, a senior staff attorney at Connecticut Fund for the Environment, teaches the Environmental Law Clinic, as well as Negotiation. He previously served as an assistant attorney general litigating numerous environmental, consumer protection, and antitrust cases on behalf of the state of Connecticut.
Denise Rodosevich, has taught Toxic Torts, and is the managing attorney for the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation Office of Legal Services.
Christopher Rooney, a partner at Carmody & Torrance and graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, has taught Natural Resources Law. He is a litigator whose practice focuses on investigations in environmental, fraud, antitrust, investment funds, and False Claims Act violations.
Joannes Verschuuren has taught Environmental Law of the EU.