Emily Hammond

Emily Hammond
Professor of Law
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, N.W
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052


Emily Hammond is a nationally recognized expert in energy law, environmental law, and administrative law. A former environmental engineer, she brings technical fluency to cutting-edge issues at the intersection of law, science, and policy. Professor Hammond is a leading authority on nuclear energy, electricity markets, regulatory jurisdiction, and the various responses of legal institutions to scientific uncertainty. Her articles have appeared in numerous top-ranked journals, including the Columbia Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Michigan Law Review, and the Vanderbilt Law Review. She is a co-author of one of the nation’s leading energy law texts, Energy, Economics and the Environment, and the environmental law textEnvironmental Protection: Law and Policy, in addition to numerous book chapters and shorter works.

An elected member of the American Law Institute, Professor Hammond is also chair-elect of the Association of American Law Schools’ Administrative Law Section and a member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform. She has served as a hearing examiner for state administrative proceedings and has provided service to the International Atomic Energy Agency. She was recently honored as a Distinguished Young Environmental Scholar by the Stegner Center, University of Utah. 

Prior to joining the GW law faculty, Professor Hammond served on the faculties at Wake Forest University and the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she won numerous teaching awards and served 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. Before entering academia, Professor Hammond practiced with law with Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, and clerked for Judge Richard W. Story of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. 


BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University; JD, University of Georgia

Classes Taught

Administrative Law; Atomic Energy Law; Energy Law; Environmental Law; Oil & Gas Law; Risk, Public Policy & Law; Torts; Water Law