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

  • William and Mary School of Law, March 31, 2016: The Nonfinality of Supreme Court Opinions
  • William and Mary University, March 30, 2016: The Roberts Court Before and After Justice Scalia
  • Environmental Law Institute and Harvard Law School Environmental Law Program, Oct. 5, 2015: Supreme Court Review and Preview
  • University of Tokyo, July 9, 2015, Environmental Law in the United States Today
  • Arnold Arboretum, Director's Lecture Series, April 20, 2015: Environmental Lawlessness
  • Yale Law School, Supreme Court Clinic, April 15, 2015: Hiding in Plain Sight: Revising Supreme Court Opinions (After Initial Publication)
  • Harvard Law School, Law and Society Program for Federal Judicial Center, April 15, 2015: Hiding in Plain Sight: Revising Supreme Court Opinions (After Initial Publication)
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Developments in the Public Trust, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Symposium, April 9, 2015: Judicial Missteps, Legislative Dysfunction, and the Public Trust Doctrine: Can Two Wrongs Make It Right?

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