Richard Lazarus

Biographical Information

Richard Lazarus is the Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law at Harvard University, where he teaches Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Supreme Court Advocacy, and Torts.  He also recently served as the Executive Director of the President’s Commission responsible for investigating the root causes of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1979 and he has a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in economics from the University of Illinois, where he focused on environmental issues.

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Books and Reports

National Oil Spill Commission Final Report The Making of Environmental Law

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Supreme Court Advocacy

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Recent Presentations

  • Harvard Law School, February 2014: The Politics of the Environment
  • Stanford Law School, February 2014: Revising Supreme Court Opinions
  • Stanford Law School, February 2014: Climate Change Back Before the Supreme Court
  • GHG Emissions Regulations for the Power Sector, Environmental Law Institute and Edison Electric Institute, January 2014: The Supreme Court and Climate: What's Happened and What's Happening
  • Langdell Dinner, Harvard Law School, November 2013: Thinking Like a Lawyer: Investigating the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill
  • Harvard Law School, October 2013: Supreme Court 2012 Term Review and 2013 Term Preview
  • Regulatory Policy Program Seminar Series, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, September 2013: Climate Change Returns to the U.S. Supreme Court Six Years After Massachusetts v. EPA: What Will the Court Do?
  • Harvard Law School, Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law Chair Lecture, April 2013: Environmental Lawlessness

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