Richard Lazarus

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

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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National Oil Spill Commission Final Report The Making of Environmental Law


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Supreme Court Advocacy

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Recent Presentations

  • Opening Remarks, Harvard Law School Bicentennial Summit: HLS in the World (October 26, 2017)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Term 2015-2016: Review & Analysis, Analysis Group (July 29, 2017)
  • Environmental Law in the Supreme Court, Harvard Environmental Law Review & Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Joint Program (April 13, 2017)
  • The Environmental Law Curriculum at HLS: Choosing Course and Pathways, Harvard Environmental Law Program (April 11, 2017)
  • The Supreme Court: Who's the Ninth and What's on the Docket, American Bar Association 46th Annual Section Meeting on Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law (plenary sesion) (March 30, 2017)
  • Murr v. Wisconsin–Oral Argument Review, Georgetown University Law Center Supreme Court Institute (March 2017)
  • Oral Argument Preparation: Murr v. Wisconsin – A Look Inside, Harvard Law School (March 15, 2017)

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