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Emily Hammond Faculty Member

Positions

  • Professor of Law, Law 2014 -
  • Professor of Law, LAW , Law 2014 -
  • Associate Dean for Public Engagement, Law 2015 -
  • Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, LAW , Law 2019 - 2021
Emily Hammond is currently on leave from GW to serve as a presidential appointee in the Department of Energy, Office of General Counsel. Previously, they served as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2019-21. Emily Hammond is a nationally recognized expert in energy law, environmental law, and administrative law. A former environmental engineer, Professor Hammond brings technical fluency to cutting-edge issues at the intersection of law, science, and policy. Their scholarship focuses on the regulatory process, the responses of various legal institutions to scientific uncertainty, climate change, energy law, environmental law, environmental justice, and the law of water quality. Professor Hammond's articles have appeared in numerous top-ranked journals, including the Columbia Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Michigan Law Review, and the Vanderbilt Law Review. They are a co-author of one of the nation’s leading energy law texts, Energy, Economics and the Environment, and the environmental law text Environmental Protection: Law and Policy, in addition to a variety of book chapters and shorter works. Professor Hammond’s current projects include an examination of administrative law in regional and local offices, and a book project that explores how federal energy and environmental laws have enabled, shaped, and hindered grassroots resistance movements in Central Appalachia. An elected member of the American Law Institute, Professor Hammond is also past Chair of the American Association of Law Schools’ Administrative Law Section, a member of the Executive Committee for the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and a Member Scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform. They have consulted on various energy, environmental, and administrative law matters, authored amicus briefs, and testified before Congress on these issues. Professor Hammond actively collaborates with other researchers from a variety of disciplines and is a past Distinguished Young Environmental Scholar recipient at the Stegner Center, University of Utah. An energetic and dedicated teacher, they were awarded the Distinguished Faculty Service Award by the graduating class of 2018. A service-oriented leader, they were awarded the Distinguished Dean Award by the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021. Prior to joining the GW law faculty, Professor Hammond served on the faculties at Wake Forest University and the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where they served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Director of the Law Center. They have visited at the University of Texas, Florida State University, and the University of Georgia. Before entering academia, Professor Hammond practiced law with Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore in Atlanta, Georgia, and clerked for Judge Richard W. Story of the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

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