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Joel Eisen

Headshot for Joel EisenProfessor Joel Eisen teaches and writes in the areas of energy law and policy, environmental law and policy, climate change, and the Smart Grid. He is a co-author of the leading law and business school text on energy law, ENERGY, ECONOMICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT, with its third edition published in 2010, and numerous books, book chapters, treatises, and law review articles on electric utility regulation, renewable energy, and brownfields law and policy. His work has appeared in journals at Harvard, Duke, Notre Dame, Fordham, Illinois, Wake Forest, and William & Mary law schools, among other venues. His article, "Residential Renewable Energy: By Whom?," was honored as one of the top four environmental law articles of 2011 by the Environmental Law Institute and Vanderbilt Law School.

Professor Eisen teaches courses in Environmental Law, Energy Law, Law of Clean and Renewable Energy, and Environmental and Energy Law in China. He also teaches the Environmental Law and Policy course to undergraduate students in the University of Richmond’s Environmental Studies program. He was named the University of Richmond’s Distinguished Educator for 2010-2011. In spring 2009, Professor Eisen was a Fulbright Professor of Law at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, China. Professor Eisen is a graduate of the Stanford Law School (J.D. 1985) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 1981).