Thomas O. McGarity
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in Administrative Law, University of Texas School of Law
Thomas O. McGarity holds the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in Administrative Law at the University of Texas School of Law. He has taught Environmental Law, Administrative Law and Torts at UT Law school since 1980. Prior to that he taught at the University of Kansas School of Law.
After clerking for Judge William E. Doyle of the Federal Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver, Colorado, Prof. McGarity served as an attorney-advisor in the Office of General Counsel of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.
Prof. McGarity has written widely in the areas of Environmental Law and Administrative Law. His book Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research (co-authored with his University of Texas colleague Wendy Wagner) was published in May 2008 by Harvard University Press. The Yale University Press published his most recent book, The Preemption War: When Federal Bureaucracies Trump Local Juries in October 2008.
Prof. McGarity is immediate past president and a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Progressive Reform, a nonprofit organization consisting of scholars who are committed to developing and sharing knowledge and information, with the ultimate aim of preserving the fundamental value of the life and health of human beings and the natural environment.