Faculty Biography

Tim Duane

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

Duane teaches climate change law and policy as well as environmental law. He has previously taught public land and natural resources law, administrative law, and land use regulation.

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.

Key Works

Duane's books include: Shaping the Sierra: Nature, Culture, and Conflict in the Changing West (University of California Press, 1998). His recent articles include: "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 (2011)(with Siobhan McIntyre); "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); “Partial Solar Eclipse: Legal Obstacles to Solar Energy Development on Military Lands,” in 6 George Washington University Journal of Energy and Environmental Law 1 (2014) (with Timothy J. Kuhn); “Legal, Technical, and Economic Challenges in Integrating Renewable Power Generation into the Electricity Grid,” 4 San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law (with Kiran H. Griffith); “Putting the Dormant Commerce Clause Back to Sleep: Adapting the Doctrine to Support State Renewable Portfolio Standards,” 43 Environmental Law 295 (with Daniel K. Lee).

Fall 2014 Classes

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