Lauren Bachtel

  • Adjunct Professor


B.A. Smith College
J.D. Pace University School of Law (certificate in environmental law)

Lauren Bachtel is an Attorney-Advisor in the Solicitor’s Office, Division of Mineral Resources of the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C.  She works primarily with the Bureau of Land Management on matters relating to the Federal coal program and coal bankruptcies.  For fun she dabbles in CERCLA and 5th Amendment taking matters.  Ms. Bachtel previously worked as an Honors Program Attorney for the Department of the Interior. While she was a student at Pace Law School, Ms. Bachtel was a research assistant for Professor Doernberg, participated in the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, and was the Editor-in-Chief for the Pace Environmental Law Review.  Before law school, she worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Lauren has been an adjunct law professor at Elizabeth Haub School of Law since 2014, co-teaching the Elizabeth Haub Environmental Law DC Externship in Washington D.C. with Steve Solow.