Jody Freeman is the Archibald Cox Professor of Law and the founding director of the Harvard Law School Environmental Law and Policy Program. Her book, Global Climate Change and U.S. Law (co-edited with Michael Gerrard), was published in 2015. She served in the White House as counselor for energy and climate change in 2009-10. She has been appointed to the Administrative Conference of the United States, the government think tank for improving the administrative and regulatory process, and was elected a fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. She also serves as an independent director of ConocoPhillips. She has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Guardian, Politico, and Foreign Affairs.
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