Emily Hammond is the Glen Earl Weston Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School.
Emily Hammond’s expertise centers on administrative law, energy law, and environmental law. A former civil engineer who practiced in the environmental and water resources fields prior to attending law school, her research focuses on two themes: the various responses of legal institutions to scientific uncertainty and the relationship between procedural and substantive legitimacy. Her articles have appeared in the Duke Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the Harvard Environmental Law Review, among others. She is a co-author of the nation’s leading energy law text, Energy, Economics, and the Environment, and the environmental law text Environmental Protection: Law and Policy, in addition to numerous book chapters and shorter works.
In addition to her work with CPR, Professor Hammond has also provided service to the International Atomic Energy Agency. She has served as a Hearing Examiner for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools’ Administrative Law Section. Professor Hammond was also honored as the 2014 Distinguished Young Environmental Scholar by the Stegner Center, University of Utah.
Professor Hammond began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge Richard W. Story of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Following her clerkship, she practiced law with Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. While with the firm, she worked on all aspects of civil litigation in cases ranging from complex business disputes to pro bono civil rights suits.
She was previously a professor at Wake Forest School of Law and the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she won numerous teaching awards while serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Director of the Law Center. She has visited at the University of Texas, Florida State University, and the University of Georgia.