Governor Reappoints Rosenberg to Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority

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    Reappointment  Professor Rosenberg has long been interested in environmental and land-use issues.  
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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on October 7th the reappointment of William & Mary Chancellor Professor of Law Ronald H. Rosenberg to a second four-year term on the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority. The state established the authority in 2010 to “facilitate, coordinate, and support the development of the offshore wind energy industry, offshore wind energy projects, and related supply chain vendors."

Rosenberg said that he was honored to accept the reappointment from the Governor. “Offshore wind energy holds great potential to diversity our mix of electricity sources, moving us closer to a future with clean, renewable energy,” he said.  “It also may be extremely helpful in stimulating the regional economy in Southeastern Virginia."

Rosenberg is a frequent speaker on environmental and property issues, and is also the author or co-author of many books, including Controversies in Constitutional Law—Evolution of the Law of Takings, 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 Journal of Local Government Law, the New York University Annual Survey of American Law, the Arizona Law Review, and the North Carolina Law Review on a wide range of environmental law and related constitutional and property issues.

He holds both a J.D. and a M.R.P. (master of Regional Planning degree) 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 Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Taipei, Taiwan. More recently, he has been a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina and Tsinghua University, in Beijing, China.

This is not the first time Rosenberg’s service has extended beyond the William & Mary campus. In the 1990s, he was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to serve on the Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Board. He worked with several city and county governments, and served on the Executive Board of the Historic Rivers Land Conservancy, Inc., and the York County Planning Commission.  In addition, he served on the editorial board of the Washington Lawyer, and has served as Chair and member of numerous American Bar Association committees, including the Local Government Law Committee; the Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Laws; the Committee on Environmental Law; and the Professionalism Committee of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.

Rosenberg is Chancellor Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, and Director of the LL.M. Program & Foreign Exchanges at William & Mary Law School.

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