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Prof. Edward Lloyd

Environmental Law Clinic,The Earth Institute of Columbia University
Evan M. Frankel Clinical Professor of Environmental Law
Director
New York, NY, USA


Professor Lloyd is the Evan M. Frankel Clinical Professor in Environmental Law and the director of the Environmental Law Clinic at Columbia Law School.  Clinic students represent environmental and community organizations in complex civil suits that address the ecological challenges of our time.  Professor Lloyd is also a member of the Columbia University Earth Institute’s Faculty.

In 2002, he was appointed to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, which oversees preservation and development in the 1.1 million acre New Jersey Pinelands area.  In 2004, he was named a Trustee of the Fund for New Jersey, a grant-making organization that furthers effective democracy through education, advocacy, public policy analysis, and community problem-solving. 

Prior to joining the Columbia Law School faculty in 2000, Lloyd was the founding director of the Rutgers University Law School Environmental Law Clinic from 1985 to 2000. He has also lectured on environmental legal issues at Judicial College for New Jersey judges and on citizen suit litigation at the Practicing Law Institute and ALI/ABA, and he has taught numerous environmental courses for the practicing bar at the New Jersey Institute for Legal Education.

From 1974 to 1985 Lloyd was executive director and staff attorney of the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group, where he now serves as general counsel.

An activist and scholar with expertise in environmental legal issues and citizen suit litigation, Lloyd has testified before U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees on environmental enforcement and has been a member of the Litigation Review Committee of the Environmental Defense Fund since 1991.  He is co-founder and co-director of the Eastern Environmental Law Center, the sole public interest environmental law firm in New Jersey, and served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Environmental Litigation.

Professor Lloyd earned a B.A. in chemistry from Princeton and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin. 

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