Haub Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar


The Haub Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar Award is presented annually to an emerging junior environmental law professor who exhibits scholarly excellence and promise at an early stage in his/her career. The Haub School invites the award recipient to present his/her recent scholarship to the Haub community. The Haub Environmental Law Faculty solicits nominations from law professors throughout the country and selects a recipient from that pool of nominations.

Nominations are due by November 30 of each year and can be directed to Professor Jason J. Czarnezki.



Lisa BenjaminOctober, 2023
Lisa Benjamin
Associate Professor of Law
Lewis and Clark Law School
EVs as EJ?

Vanessa Casado PérezMarch, 2022
Vanessa Casado Pérez
Associate Professor of Law and Dean’s Research Chair

Texas A&M School of Law
Should Water Flow Down Wall Street?

Sharmila MurthyJanuary, 2021
Sharmila Murthy
Associate Professor and Director of Faculty Scholarship and Research
Suffolk University Law School


Prof. Shelley WeltonNovember 12, 2020 
Shelley Welton 
Associate Professor
University of South Carolina School of Law
Rethinking Grid Governance for the Climate Change Era

Professor Cliff VillaApril 24, 2019 
Cliff Villa 
Associate Professor of Law
University of New Mexico
Environmental Justice: Reflections and Renewal

Sharon JacobsSeptember 12, 2018
Sharon Jacobs
Associate Professor of Law
University of Colorado School of Law

Michael LivermoreSeptember 14, 2016
Michael A. Livermore
Associate Professor of Law
The University of Virginia School of Law
The Perils of Experimentation

Sarah LightSeptember 30, 2015
Sarah Light
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Arctic Drilling and Wrongful Benefit

Michael PappasSeptember 24, 2014
Michael Pappas
Assistant Professor of Law
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Distributive Fairness, Equal Protection, and Takings

Sarah SchindlerSeptember 25, 2013
Sarah Schindler
Associate Professor of Law
University of Maine School of Law
Banning Lawns