Professor Jim Salzman holds joint appointments at the University of California (UCLA and UC, Santa Barbara) as the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law. He has published eight books and more than 80 articles.

Professor Salzman studied at both Yale and Harvard Universities, becoming the first Harvard graduate to earn joint degrees in law and engineering. After working in roles for the government and the private sector, Professor Salzman returned to academia and has since focused his work on environmental policy.

Professor Salzman has held positions at a number of prestigious institutions, including Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia and Duke Universities in The United States, Macquarie University in Australia, Catolica University in Portugal, Tel Aviv University in Israel, and Lund University in Sweden. Whilst at Duke University, Prof Salzman was twice named Professor of the Year by his students. He is the fifth most cited scholar in environmental law with over 110,000 downloads of his articles.

As well as academia, Professor Salzman is active in the fields of practice and policy, serving as a Member of the government-appointed Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee and the National Drinking Water Advisory Committee , as well as advising several environmental non-profits

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