From the 2011 News Archive
Prof. Percival Talks Climate Change on BBC News Program
Professor Robert Percival
, internationally recognized as a leading scholar in environmental law, appeared on the Dec. 3 edition of BBC World News's "World, Have Your Say"
, discussing climate change and how law can help change human behavior.
Prof. Percival is principal author of the country's most widely used casebook in environmental law, Environmental Regulation: Law, Science & Policy
, now in its sixth edition. He has written extensively on several topics, including environmental law, regulatory policy, federalism, presidential powers, and legal history. Percival has taught as a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School in 2000 and 2009 and at Georgetown University Law Center in 2005. He currently teaches Environmental Law, Comparative Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, and Administrative Law at Maryland. In 2007 he was named the University's "Teacher of the Year."
Professor Percival joined the Maryland faculty in 1987 after serving as senior attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund. While in law school, he served as managing editor of the Stanford Law Review and was named the Nathan Abbott Scholar for graduating first in his class. Percival served as a law clerk for Judge Shirley M. Hufstedler of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White. Percival also served as a special assistant to the first U.S. Secretary of Education.
Percival has served on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute and as co-chair of the steering committee of the D.C. Bar's Section on Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute. Percival has served as the contributing editor for Environment and Natural Resources for the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, as a special master for the U.S. District Court of Maryland, and as a member of the state of Maryland's Environmental Restoration and Development Task Force.