Victor B. Flatt

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Victor B. Flatt

Visiting Professor of Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Professor Victor B. Flatt is the Dwight Olds Chair in Law and the Faculty Director of the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (EENR) Center at the University of Houston Law Center. He also holds an appointment as a Distinguished Scholar of Carbon Markets at the University of Houston’s Global Energy Management Institute. Professor Flatt was previously the inaugural Taft Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Law, and the first O’Quinn Chair in Environmental Law at UHLC from 2002-2009.

He is a recognized expert on environmental law, climate law, and energy law. His research focuses on environmental legislation and enforcement, with particular expertise in the Clean Air Act, NEPA, and the practice of environmental markets such as carbon trading. Professor Flatt is co-author of a popular environmental law casebook, and has authored more than 50 law review articles, which have appeared in journals such as the Notre Dame Law Review, Ecology Law Quarterly, Washington Law Review, Houston Law Review, and the Carolina Law Review. Seven of his articles have been recognized as finalists or winner of the best environmental law review article of the year, and one was recognized by Vanderbilt University Law School and the Environmental Law Institute as one of the three best environmental articles of 2010, leading to a seminar and panel on the article in a Congressional staff briefing.

BA, Vanderbilt University; JD, Northwestern University