Emily Hammond

Emily Hammond
Jeffrey and Martha Kohn Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Glen Earl Weston Research Professor
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, N.W
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Dean Emily Hammond began serving as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 2019. Dean Hammond is a nationally recognized expert in energy law, environmental law, and administrative law. A former environmental engineer, Dean Hammond brings technical fluency to cutting-edge issues at the intersection of law, science, and policy. Their scholarship focuses on the regulatory process, the responses of various legal institutions to scientific uncertainty, electricity markets, climate change, and the law of water quality.

Dean Hammond's 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. They are a co-author of one of the nation’s leading energy law texts, Energy, Economics and the Environment, and the environmental law text Environmental Protection: Law and Policy, in addition to a variety of book chapters and shorter works. Dean Hammond’s current projects include an examination of administrative law in regional and local offices, and a book project that explores how federal energy and environmental laws have enabled, shaped, and hindered grassroots resistance movements in Central Appalachia.

An elected member of the American Law Institute, Dean Hammond is also past Chair of the American Association of Law Schools’ Administrative Law Section and a Member Scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform. They have consulted on various energy, environmental, and administrative law matters, authored amicus briefs, and testified before Congress on these issues. Dean Hammond actively collaborates with other researchers from a variety of disciplines and is a past Distinguished Young Environmental Scholar recipient at the Stegner Center, University of Utah. An energetic and dedicated teacher, they were awarded the Distinguished Faculty Service Award by the graduating class of 2018.

Prior to joining the GW law faculty, Dean Hammond served on the faculties at Wake Forest University and the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where they served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Director of the Law Center.  They have visited at the University of Texas, Florida State University, and the University of Georgia. Before entering academia, Dean Hammond practiced law with Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore in Atlanta, Georgia, and clerked for Judge Richard W. Story of the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Dean Hammond’s scholarship may be found at: http://ssrn.com/author=649887



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

In the News

"New Source Review Hearing Reignites Old Divisions"

February 15, 2018

Emily Hammond is quoted in E&E Daily about her testimony on the EPA's New Source Review program.

Professor Hammond Testified Before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

February 14, 2018

Emily Hammond testified about the EPA's plans to change the way it reviews polluters' compliance—or lack thereof—with the Clean Air Act.

"Chevron Fights Cities' Climate Suits With 'Creative Lawyering'"

February 08, 2018

Emily Hammond is quoted in Bloomberg about how climate suits would be better resolved by legislatures or agencies.

"Legal Experts Question Trump Admin Tactics on WOTUS"

February 01, 2018

Emily Hammond is quoted in Greenwire about the Clean Water Rule delay and repeal.

"4 Small Words May Hamstring Trump Team's WOTUS Overhaul"

December 14, 2017

Emily Hammond is quoted by E&E News about the language used in the proposal to delay former President Obama's Clean Water Rule.