Zygmunt J. B. Plater

Zygmunt Plater has taught on seven faculties and teaches Property and Environmental Law at Boston College Law School. His professional work in the United States and abroad includes Exxon-Valdez Commission; BP Deepwater Horizon; predatory condemnation; stripmining; “Civil Action” toxics; whale entanglement; chemical pollution; parklands; etc. With students, he won the U.S. Supreme Court's first major endangered species case and a unanimous economic verdict in the first, Cabinet-level, ESA God Committee. His books include The Snail Darter and the Dam, Yale U. Press (a very small endangered fish's travels through the corridors of American power); Environmental Law & Policy: Nature, Law & Society, Aspen Law Publ. (casebook).