Legends of Environmental Law: John Leshy

Date & Time: Friday, February 28, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

CLE Credit: No

Event Description

Professor John Leshy  joined  the  Hastings College of Law in the fall of 2001, after serving as Solicitor of the US Department of the Interior under Secretary Bruce Babbitt for two terms, the second longest tenure of any Solicitor in the Department's 158 year history.   Previously he taught at Arizona State University College of Law (1980-1992), and served in the Interior Department in the Carter Administration, with the House Committee on Natural Resources and with the Natural Resources Defense Council in California.  In 2008-2009 he co-chaired the Obama Administration transition team for the Interior Department. Professor Leshy, who received an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, has taught constitutional law (state and federal), Indian law, water law, public land law, natural resources law and policy, and law and social change.  He is co-author of the standard casebook on federal land and resources law and one of the leading casebooks on water law, and has published books on the Mining Law of 1872 and the Arizona Constitution as well as many articles on federal lands, water and other natural resources issues, and on constitutional and comparative law.

This brown bag lunch program is sponsored by the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Section, in cosponsorship with the Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section and Litigation Section.

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
1350 I St., N.W. Room 653
(McPherson Station)
Washington DC 20005

Contact Information
D.C. Bar Sections Office
Phone: 202-626-3463
Fax: 202-824-1877

  • John Leshy, UC Hastings College of Law

  • Peter Schaumberg, (Moderator)


Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section


Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section


Government or Non-Profit Employee


Law Student


Litigation Section


Non-Section Member