California Environmental Law & Policy Center
The Center is led by its Director, Richard Frank , who concurrently serves as a member of the King Hall faculty and teaches courses in environmental law and policy. Formerly the executive director of the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) at UC Berkeley School of Law, Frank returned to UC Davis School of Law in January 2010. Before coming to CLEE and UC Berkeley, Professor Frank practiced law with federal and state agencies for 32 years, most of that time with the California Department of Justice.
Environmental Law Fellow
Mike Murza is the Center's Environmental Law Fellow for 2013-2014. He plans and coordinates events for the Center, and conducts research and writing for the Center's policy initiatives. Mike graduated from King Hall in May 2013 and received the school's Environmental Law Certificate. While a student, Mike was an active member of King Hall's environmental law community as co-chair and symposium co-chair for the Environmental Law Society and as a senior articles editor for Environs, Environmental Law & Policy Journal. He received undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from College of Charleston, Honors College, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Mike can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidance & Partnerships
The Center also benefits from the ongoing guidance and direction of two critically-important advisory groups: a Faculty Advisory Committee composed of King Hall faculty with an interest in environmental law and policy; and an Alumni Advisory Board consisting of distinguished King Hall alumni who are recognized environmental law experts and leaders, both in California and nationally.
The Center works in conjunction with the UC Davis Sustainable 2nd Century Campaign , which celebrates UC Davis’ long-term commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability. The Sustainable 2nd Century Campaign seeks to use UC Davis' strengths in teaching, research and public service to address society’s most pressing problems and transform the world.
The Center is supported by the UC Davis Environmental Law Society , which is a student organization fostering law students' interests in environmental and natural resource law.
Miles Hogan was the Center's inaugural Environmental Law Fellow serving from 2012-2013 after graduating from King Hall in May 2012. While with the Center, Miles wrote papers on genetically engineered food labeling, hydraulic fracturing and water resources in the West, and water neutral development in California. He also guest lectured class sessions for Food Justice and Ocean and Coastal Law and Policy, and presented at or moderated panels for several environmental law symposia. After completing the fellowship, Miles moved to Southern California and is practicing in the areas of environmental, water, and municipal law. He can be reached at email@example.com.