Timothy Duane

Timothy Duane
Office: Warren Hall 308C

Visiting Professor of Law

  • JD, 2006, University of California, Berkeley
  • PhD, 1989, Stanford University
  • MS, 1983, Stanford University
  • AB, 1982, Stanford University

Areas of Expertise

Climate Change, Environmental Law, Public Lands

Professional Experience

Duane specializes in land-use regulation, renewable energy law and policy, environmental law, and administrative law. Since 1985 he has worked extensively as an independent energy and environmental planning and policy consultant with private, public, and non-governmental clients including utilities, governments, and advocacy groups. He is a faculty member at University of California Santa Cruz and was previously a member of the faculty at University of California Berkeley (1991-2009). Duane is also a licensed attorney in California admitted before all federal courts in California as well as the 9th and 10th Circuits, U.S. Courts of Appeal.

Honors and Affiliations

Duane has been a member of the board for several organizations including Skyfuel, Inc., Common Ground Communities, and Marin Conservation League. He belonged to the executive committee for the Environmental Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Duane served on the California Spotted Owl Federal Advisory Committee and was a special consultant for the Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project.

Scholarly Work

“Partial Solar Eclipse: Legal Obstacles to Solar Energy Development on Military Lands” in 6 George Washington University Journal of Energy and Environmental Law 1 (with Kuhn) (2014); “Legal, Technical, and Economic Challenges in Integrating Renewable Power Generation into the Electricity Grid” in 4 San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law 1 (with Griffith) (2013); “Putting the Dormant Commerce Clause Back to Sleep: Adapting the Doctrine to Support State Renewable Portfolio Standards” in 43 Environmental Law 295 (with Lee) (2013); “Water, Work, Wildlife, and Wilderness: the Collaborative Federal Public Lands Planning Framework for Utility-Scale Solar Energy Development in the Desert Southwest” in 41 Environmental Law 1093 (with McIntyre) (2011); “Greening the Grid: Implementing Climate Change Policy Through Energy Efficiency, Renewable Portfolio Standards, and Strategic Transmission System Investments” in 34 Vermont Law Review 711 (2010); and Shaping the Sierra: Nature, Culture, and Conflict in the Changing West (University of California Press, 1998).