Richard Revesz

New York City
Richard Revesz is the Lawrence King Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and one of the nation's leading voices in the fields of environmental and regulatory law and policy. He has published more than 50 articles and books on environmental and administrative law. His work on issues of federalism and environmental regulation, the valuation of human life and the use of cost-benefit analysis, and the design of liability rules for environmental protection has set the agenda for environmental law scholars for the past decade. After writing Retaking Rationality: How Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environment and Our Health (Oxford University Press, 2008), with co-author Michael Livermore he founded the Institute for Policy Integrity to promote the idea that the economic analysis of the law is not inherently biased towards conservative results, but can support a more protective approach to environmental and public health policy. Revesz graduated summa cum laude in Civil Engineering and Public Affairs from Princeton University, received an M.S. in Civil Engineering from MIT, and was awarded his J.D. by Yale Law School, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. Following judicial clerkships with Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Justice Thurgood Marshall of the Supreme Court of the United States, Revesz joined the NYU Law faculty in 1985, received tenure in 1990, and was appointed dean in 2002, and stepped down in 2013.