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Jonathan R. Nash

Robert C. Cudd Professor of Environmental Law
(on leave 2007-08)

BA, summa cum laude, 1988, Columbia University; JD, magna cum laude, 1992, New York University; LLM, 1999, Harvard University

E-mail:  jnash@tulane.edu
Telephone:  504.865.5977
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 216-D


Jonathan Nash joined the Tulane Law School faculty as an Associate Professor in 2002, and was named the Robert C. Cudd Associate Professor of Environmental Law in 2004.  He was tenured in 2006, and became full Professor of Law in 2007.  Professor Nash researches and teaches in the fields of environmental law, property, law and economics, and civil procedure.  He obtained his LL.M. from Harvard Law School and his J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law.  He graduated summa cum laude from Columbia College where he obtained a B.A. in mathematics.  Professor Nash served as law clerk to the Honorable Donald Stuart Russell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and to the Honorable Nina Gershon, then-Chief Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Prior to joining the Tulane Law faculty, he was a Research Fellow at the New York University Center on Environmental and Land Use Law and a Harry A. Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.  Professor Nash has published in leading law journals, including the Columbia Law ReviewCornell Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Southern California Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Washington and Lee Law Review, Ecology Law Quarterly, and the Harvard Environmental Law Review.  Professor Nash was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School during the Fall 2005 semester and during the Fall 2006 semester was a visiting professor at Hofstra University's law school.  He will be a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Fall 2007 - on leave
Spring 2008 - on leave
Other courses - Civil Procedure I; International Environmental Law; Law and Economics; Environmental Law: Pollution Control; Common Law Property

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Economic Efficiency versus Public Choice: The Case of Property Rights in Road Traffic Management, 49 B.C. L. REV. (forthcoming 2008)

Grandfathering and Environmental Regulation: The Law and Economics of New Source Review, 102 NW. L. REV. 1677 (2007) (with Richard L. Revesz)

Trading Species: A New Direction for Habitat Trading Programs, 31 COLUM. J. ENVTL. L. 1 (2007)

Framing Effects and Regulatory Choice, 81 NOTRE DAME L. REV. 313 (2006)

Resuscitating Deference to Lower Federal Court Judges' Interpretations of State Law, 77 S. CAL. L. REV. 975 (2004)

Examining the Power of Federal Courts to Certify Questions of State Law, 88 CORNELL L. REV. 1672 (2003)

A Context-Sensitive Voting Protocol Paradigm for Multimember Courts, 56 STAN. L. REV. 75 (2003)

Environmental Superliens and the Problem of Mortgage-Backed Securitization, 59 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 127 (2002)

Markets and Geography: Designing Marketable Permit Schemes to Control Local and Regional Pollutants, 28 ECOLOGY L.Q. 569 (2001) (with Richard L. Revesz)

Too Much Market? Conflict Between Tradable Pollution Allowances and the "Polluter Pays" Principle, 24 HARV. ENVTL. L. REV. 465 (2000)

Pendent Party Jurisdiction Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 16 B.U. INT'L L.J. 71 (1998)

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