LeRoy C. Paddock

Lee Paddock

LeRoy C. Paddock

Associate Dean for Environmental Studies; Professorial Lecturer in Law


Office Phone: (202) 994-0417
Fax: (202) 994-3696
2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

LeRoy (Lee) C. Paddock is associate dean for environmental law studies. He is a member of the ABA Section on Environment, Energy and Resources Council.

Prior to coming to GW Law, he was the director of Environmental Legal Studies at Pace University Law School from 2002 to 2007. Dean Paddock has served as a senior consultant for the National Academy of Public Administration on several projects since 1999. He also was a visiting scholar at the Environmental Law Institute between 1999 and 2002, focusing on clean air act, state-federal relationship, and enforcement issues. 

From 1978 until 1999, Dean Paddock was an assistant attorney general with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office where he served as director of environmental policy for 13 years, as manager of the Office’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Division and a member of its executive committee. He has served on numerous national panels including the Aspen Institute’s Series on Environment in the 21st Century, and the American National Standard Institute’s ISO 14000 Environmental Management Systems Council. 

Dean Paddock graduated from the University of Iowa Law School with high honors and served as a law clerk to Judge Donald Lay of the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. His recent publications include "Keeping Pace with Nanotechnology: A Proposal for a New Approach to Environmental Accountability and Public Involvement," 21 Pace Environmental Law Review 243 (2004) and "Green Governance: Building the Competencies Necessary for Effective Environmental Management," 38 ELR 10609 (September 2008).


BA, University of Michigan; JD University of Iowa