Freeman, Jody

Archibald Cox Professor of Law and the founding director of the Harvard Law School Environmental Law and Policy Program

Jody Freeman is a leading scholar of both administrative and environmental law whose work in academia and government has shaped a variety of large-scale initiatives in energy and environmental policy.

About Professor Freeman

 

Jody Freeman is the Archibald Cox Professor of Law and the founding director of the Harvard Law School Environmental Law and Policy Program. She is a leading scholar of both administrative law and environmental law.

Freeman’s latest book, Global Climate Change and U.S. Law (co-edited with Michael Gerrard) was published in 2015.

She served in the White House as Counselor for Energy and Climate Change in 2009-10, where she was the architect of the president’s historic agreement with the auto industry to double fuel efficiency standards, launching the administration’s greenhouse gas program under the Clean Air Act.

After leaving the administration, Freeman served as an independent consultant to the President's bipartisan Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. She has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and The Los Angeles Times.

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