About James R. May
Jim May is a Distinguished Professor of Law, Director of the Global Environmental and Natural Resources Law Institute, co-director of the Environmental Law Center, and Adjunct Professor of Graduate Engineering at Widener University, where he also founded and co-chairs a program on marine policy. He has also founded or co-founded two non-profit environmental organizations (the Mid-Atlantic and the Eastern Environmental Law Centers), and has litigated more than 200 public interest environmental claims, including nearly every case in the Mid-Atlantic (except in DC) to establish programs to implement TMDLs, achieve water quality standards, and engage in water quality planning, as well as comply with corresponding attributes of the Endangered Species Act. He is the author of six books, Principles of Constitutional Environmental Law, Global Environmental Constitutionalism (with Erin Daly), Shale Gas and Sustainability (with John Dernbach), Environmental Constitutionalism in Context, (with Erin Daly, forthcoming), Modern Administrative Law, and Modern Constitutional Law, and more than 80 articles and book chapters relating to environmental, water quality or constitutional law. May is a Member of Faculty to the National Judicial College, and a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, for whom he has served as a delegate to China regarding environmental law
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Environmental Law (88)
Contribution to Book
Ten Good Practices in Environmental Constitutionalism That Can Contribute to ...
Energy, Governance and Sustainability (2016)
Unconventional shale gas development is occurring at a breakneck pace, principally in North America, with vast reserves elsewhere. This development ...
Bridging Constitutional Dignity and Environmental Rights Jurisprudence
Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (forthcoming) (2016)
Rights to human dignity and to environmental quality have evolved co-incidentally, if independently, as drivers in modern constitutionalism. Most constitutions ...
Environmental Law Jurisprudence and Associate Justice Antonin Scalia's Legacy
Trends (ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Newsletter) (2016)
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia left a long and indelible jurisprudential shadow on environmental law. Over his nearly 30 years on ...
Ten Good Practices in Environmental Constitutionalism: Structure, Text and Justiciability
Environmental Law at Widener Law Delaware White Paper (2014)
Environmental constitutionalism is a relatively recent phenomenon at the confluence of constitutional law, international law, human rights, and environmental law. ...
Vindicating Environmental Rights: Constitutional Protection for Present & Future Generations
Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads (2012)
Our presentations will chronicle and assess the jurisprudential dimensions of constitutional environmental rights worldwide, encapsulating the preliminary findings of our ...