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Member Scholars

The Center for Progressive Reform consists of a full-time staff and more than 60 Member Scholars who volunteer their time to support and provide independent policy research, advocacy, congressional testimony, legal insight and analysis, and more.

Our Scholars represent dozens of colleges and universities in every region of the country. They live and work in big cities and small towns, on the coasts and in the heartland, and in about half the states — including blue, purple, and red ones.

Scholar Spotlight

Professor John Knox

John H. Knox is the Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law at Wake Forest University School of Law. Professor Knox is an internationally recognized expert on human rights law and international environmental law. From 2012 to 2015, he served as the first United Nations Independent Expert, and from 2015 to 2018, as its first Special Rapporteur, on the issue of human rights obligations related to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment. In 2018, he concluded his mandate by presenting Framework Principles on Human Rights and the Environment to the United Nations and by calling upon the UN General Assembly to recognize the human right to a healthy and sustainable environment. Professor Knox is the co-author of a forthcoming article, “Environmental Justice as Environmental Human Rights,” to be published in the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. The article inspired a Fall 2023 blog symposium at the Center, as well as an engaging January 2024 webinar. Professor Knox has also been recently quoted by media outlets including Bloomberg Law and Mongabay.

David Adelman

University of Texas Law School

William Andreen

University of Alabama School of Law

Mary Jane Angelo

University of Florida Levin College of Law

John Applegate

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Alyse Bertenthal

Wake Forest University Law School

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Sharon Block

Harvard Law School

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Rebecca Bratspies

CUNY School of Law

William Buzbee

Georgetown University Law Center

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Alejandro Camacho

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Robin Kundis Craig

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Carl Cranor

University of California, Riverside

David Driesen

Syracuse University College of Law

Michael C. Duff

Saint Louis University School of Law

John D. Echeverria

Vermont Law School

Joel Eisen

University of Richmond School of Law

Heather Elliott

University of Alabama School of Law

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Daniel Farber

University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Robert Fischman

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

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Victor Flatt

Case Western University School of Law

Alyson Flournoy

University of Florida Levin College of Law

William Funk

Lewis & Clark Law School

Eileen Gauna

Eileen Gauna

University of New Mexico School of Law

Robert L. Glicksman

The George Washington University Law School

Carmen Gonzalez

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Emily Hammond

The George Washington University Law School

Sean B. Hecht

Formerly UCLA School of Law

David Hunter

American University Washington College of Law

Bradley Karkkainen

University of Minnesota Law School

Alice Kaswan

University of San Francisco School of Law

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Alexandra Klass

University of Michigan Law School

Christine Klein

University of Florida Levin College of Law

John Knox

Wake Forest University School of Law

Douglas Kysar

Yale Law School

Stephen Lee

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Amanda Cohen Leiter

American University Washington College of Law

Mary Lyndon

St. John’s University School of Law

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Martha McCluskey

University at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York

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Thomas McGarity

University of Texas School of Law

Nina Mendelson

University of Michigan Law School

Michael Méndez

University of California, Irvine

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Joel A. Mintz

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center

Richard Murphy

Texas Tech University School of Law

Catherine O’Neill

Lewis and Clark Law School

Uma Outka

University of Kansas School of Law

Dave Owen

UC College of the Law, San Francisco

Richard Pierce, Jr.

George Washington University School of Law

Melissa Powers

Lewis and Clark Law School

Dan Rohlf

Lewis and Clark College School of Law

Noah Sachs

University of Richmond School of Law

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Sidney A. Shapiro

Wake Forest University School of Law

Amy Sinden

Temple University Beasley School of Law

Steph Tai

University of Wisconsin Law School

A. Dan Tarlock

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Lemir Teron

Howard University Department of Earth, Environment, & Equity

Joseph Tomain

University of Cincinnati College of Law

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Robert Verchick

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Wendy Wagner

University of Texas School of Law

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Shelley Welton

University of Pennsylvania-Carey School of Law and Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

Hannah Wiseman

Penn State University College of Law

Chris Wold

Lewis and Clark Law School

Ron Wright

Wake Forest University School of Law

Sandra Zellmer

Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana