William & Mary Chancellor Professor of Law Ronald Rosenberg has been honored with an appointment to the Virginia State Bar Board of Governors for the Environmental Law Section.
The Environmental Law Section sponsors projects and programs related to state and federal environmental laws, and supports the continuing education of its members, the public, and the regulated community in the field of environmental law.
Rosenberg said that “environmental and land-use issues have always been a theme I’ve been interested in intellectually but also educationally…[and] it’s a good thing for the law school and law faculty to be involved with public policy at the state level. It’s a way of advancing my interest and also making the law school and the College of William and Mary a contributor to public policy at the state level.”
Rosenberg, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of the LL.M. Program and Foreign Exchanges at the Law School, holds both a J.D. and a Masters degree in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.A. from Columbia University. Before joining the William & Mary faculty in 1982, he served on the legal staff of the administration of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.
He is a frequent speaker on environmental and property issues, as well as the author of many books, including Controversies in Constitutional Law - Evolution of the Law of Takings and is co-author of Environmental Policy Law and Problems in Environmental Law.
In addition, he has published numerous articles in leading journals such as the Duke Law Journal, the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, the North Carolina Law Review, and New York University's Annual Survey of American Law on topics covering a wide range of environmental law land use and related constitutional and property issues. In 2013, one of his articles was cited by the United States Supreme Court in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District.
In the 1990s, Rosenberg was appointed by the governor of Virginia to serve for four years on the Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Board. In 2013, he was appointed by the governor to a four-year term at the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority, which works to facilitate, coordinate, and support the development of the offshore wind energy industry and offshore wind energy projects.
Rosenberg has also served as Chair and member of many American Bar Association committees including the Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Laws and the Committee on Environmental Law.
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