USD School of Law Professor Lesley McAllister Receives Fulbright Award

USD School of Law Professor Lesley McAllister Receives Fulbright Award

SAN DIEGO (April 7, 2011)—University of San Diego School of Law Professor Lesley McAllister has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to pursue research at the University of Granada in Spain during the 2011-12 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. She is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2011-2012.

Professor McAllister will conduct research on Spain’s implementation and enforcement of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, a cap-and-trade program established in 2005 to promote European compliance with the Kyoto Protocol.

"I am thrilled to have this opportunity,” said Professor McAllister. “The EU Emissions Trading Scheme is the best model in the world for a cap-and-trade program to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, and it deserves careful study."

McAllister is the author of numerous articles on emissions trading regulation and a book about environmental law in Brazil. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley in Energy and Resources and a law degree from Stanford Law School. Since 2005, she has taught Environmental Law and related courses including Climate Change Law and Comparative Environmental Law. For more information about McAllister, visit her faculty webpage.

The Fulbright Program, which operates in more than 155 countries worldwide, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 300,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

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About the University of San Diego School of Law
The University of San Diego School of Law is a center of academic excellence focused on preparing its students for legal practice in the new century. One of the most selective law schools in the country, the School of Law’s nationally recognized faculty create a demanding, yet welcoming environment that emphasizes individualized education. USD law school graduates consistently score higher than the state average on the California Bar Exam and go on to practice law throughout the country and abroad, forming an influential network of alumni. The USD School of Law is one of only 81 law schools in the country to have a chapter of The Order of the Coif, the most distinguished rank of American law schools. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

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