Haub Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar


Sharon JacobsSharon Jacobs joined the University of Colorado Law School faculty in 2014 as an Associate Professor. Professor Jacobs graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2009, where she was the Executive Articles Editor of the Harvard Law and Policy Review. After graduation, Professor Jacobs practiced in the energy and environmental regulatory groups at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. She then spent two years as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. 

Professor Jacobs's research focuses on the impact of regulatory structure and process on policy outcomes in energy and environmental law. Recent projects have focused on agency decisionmaking in the context of electricity regulation, greenhouse gas policy, and species preservation; agency strategies to "bypass" federalism limitations in the context of programs to encourage management of electricity demand (demand response); and methods of adapting existing legal constructs to new actors in electricity markets. She teaches Environmental Law, Energy Law, Administrative Law, Legislation and Regulation, and related courses. 


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 October 15 of each year and can be directed to Professor Jason Czarnezki.


September 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