James Salzman

Biography

Professor Salzman is the inaugural Donald Bren Professor of Environmental Law and Policy with joint appointments at UCLA’s law school and UCSB’s school of the environment. In more the seventy articles and seven books, his broad-ranging scholarship has addressed topics spanning trade and environment conflicts, the history of drinking water, environmental protection in the service economy, wetlands mitigation banking, and the legal and institutional issues in creating markets for ecosystem services. A popular classroom teacher, Professor Salzman has twice been voted Professor of the Year by students. An honors graduate of Yale and Harvard, he has lectured on environmental law and policy on every continent except Antarctica and has served as a visiting professor at Yale, Stanford, Harvard as well as at universities in Australia, Sweden, Israel, Italy and Portugal. Prior to teaching, he worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the OECD, and as the European Environmental Manager for Johnson Wax.

Professor Salzman is the inaugural Donald Bren Professor of Environmental Law and Policy with joint appointments at UCLA’s law school and UCSB’s school of the environment. In more the seventy articles and seven books, his broad-ranging scholarship has addressed topics spanning trade and environment conflicts, the history of drinking water, environmental protection in the service economy, wetlands mitigation banking, and the legal and institutional issues in creating markets for ecosystem services. A popular classroom teacher, Professor Salzman has twice been voted Professor of the Year by students. An honors graduate of Yale and Harvard, he has lectured on environmental law and policy on every continent except Antarctica and has served as a visiting professor at Yale, Stanford, Harvard as well as at universities in Australia, Sweden, Israel, Italy and Portugal. Professor Salzman was recognized as one of the top 20 most cited environmental law faculty from 2010-2014. Prior to teaching, he worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the OECD, and as the European Environmental Manager for Johnson Wax.