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 and public land and natural resources law.

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).

Honors and Affiliations

Duane is a member of the board for several organizations including Skyfuel, Inc., Common Ground Communities, and Marin Conservation League. He belongs to the executive committee for the Environmental Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Duane serves on the California Spotted Owl Federal Advisory Committee and is 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 Vermont Law Review 34 (2) (2010); "Regulatory Spillover: How Regulatory Programs Influence Voluntary Efforts to Adopt Best Management Practices to Manage Non–Point Source Pollution," in 35 Environs Environmental Law and Policy Journal 37 (2011)(with Anne G. Short); "Increasing the Public Benefits of Agricultural Conservation Easements: An Illustration with the Central Valley Farmland Trust in the San Joaquin Valley," in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 53 (7) (2010).

Fall 2013 Classes

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Contact Information

Guadalupe Hall 115
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492