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Amy Stein

Associate Professor of Law
BA, with honors, Environmental Studies, JD, University of Chicago
E-mail: astein@tulane.edu 
Telephone:  504.862.3526Office:  Weinmann Hall, Suite 259-A



Amy Stein focuses her scholarship on clean energy law and policy, environmental law and policy and climate change.

Her recent publications focus on energy storage, Reconsidering Regulatory Uncertainty: A Path Forward for Energy Storage, 41 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. (forthcoming 2014); the federal government's role in developing renewable energy, Renewable Energy Through Agency Action, 84 U. COLO. L. REV. 651 (forthcoming 2013); the federalism implications of subnational control over siting of electricity generation, The Tipping Point of Federalism, 45 CONN. L. REV. 217 (2012); and the deficiencies of climate change analysis in NEPA documents, Climate Change Under NEPA: Avoiding Cursory Consideration of Greenhouse Gases, 81 U. COLO. L. REV. 473 (2010). Her most recent work was selected for presentation at Columbia Law School's Sabin Colloquium on Innovative Environmental Law Scholarship and Minnesota Law School's Legal and Policy Pathways for Energy Innovation conference.

She joined the Tulane Law School faculty in 2010. Previously, she taught at The George Washington University as an adjunct professor in the environmental studies program and as a visiting associate professor of Legal Research and Writing, acting associate director of the Legal Research and Writing Program and co-director of the Scholarly Writing Program at The George Washington University Law School.

Prior to her academic appointments, she practiced as an environmental and litigation associate for Latham & Watkins LLP in the firm's Washington, D.C., and Silicon Valley offices. She is a member of the District of Columbia, Illinois and California state bars. 

Professor Stein's CV     SSRN author page 


Fall 2013 - On research leave 

Spring 2014 - Energy Regulation & the EnvironmentPollution Control 


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Self-Imposed Federal Regulation, 84 U. COLO. L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2013)

The Tipping Point of Federalism, 45 CONN. L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2012)

Climate Change Under NEPA: Avoiding Cursory Consideration of Greenhouse Gases, 81 U. COLO. L. REV. 473 (2010)

State Fish Stocking Programs at Risk: Takings Under the Endangered Species Act, 20 DUKE ENVTL. L. & POL'Y F. 63 (2010)

Beyond Yucca Mountain: Split Liability Drives Action for Interim Nuclear Waste Storage, 6 U. CHI. L. SCH. ROUNDTABLE 251 (1999)

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