Dan Farber

Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment, UC Berkeley

Dan Farber is the Sho Sato Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Faculty Director of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment. Professor Farber is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Life Member of the American Law Institute.

Professor Farber is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he earned his B.A., M.A., and J.D. degrees. He graduated summa cum laude from the College of Law, where he was the class valedictorian and served as editor-in-chief of the University of Illinois Law Review. After law school, he was a law clerk for Judge Philip W. Tone of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and then for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to coming to Berkeley, he taught at the University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois.  He has written extensively about environmental law, including publication of a leading casebook on the subject, and is a frequent contributor to the Legal-Planet blog.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Russ Feingold on Biodiversity, Climate and The Courts

Historically, the United States has been the world's biggest carbon emitter. That legacy puts a certain onus on the U.S. to be the world leader in addressing the climate crisis. In order to do that, our elected representatives need to make climate a priority.