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About Joseph L. Sax

James H. House & Hiram H. Hurd Professor of Law, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Previously taught at the University of Michigan (1966-86)and the University of Colorado (1962-65). Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior (1964-66). Expertise in Environmental Law, Water Law, Property Law,and Public Land Law.
Admitted to practice in Michigan, and before the U.S. Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.
Education: B.A. Harvard College (1957); J.D. University of Chicago (1959). Honorary Doctor of Laws, Columbia University; Illinois Institute of Technology.
Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Fellow at Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford (1977-78.
Recipient of the Blue Planet Prize (Japan, 2007); the Elizabeth Haub Award (Belgium,Gold Medal); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Quality Award; Wm. O. Douglas Legal Achievement Award of the Sierra Club; National Wildlife Federation Resource Defense Award; Professional Achievement Citation, Univ. of Chicago Alumni Assn.; Environmental Law Institute Award; University of Michigan Press Biennial Book Award; Detroit Audubon Conservationist of the Year Award; University of Michigan Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award; American Motors Conservation Award; Water Education Foundation Distinguished Water Attorney Award


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