Professor Victor Flatt is a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland’s Francis King Carey School of Law for the 2013-14 school year. Prof. Flatt is the Director of the Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation, and Resources (CLEAR) at the University of North Carolina Law School. Prof. Flatt is teaching an integrated course in Torts and legal writing in the fall, International Environmental Law in the spring and he also will be introducing an innovative seminar on Environmental Markets in the spring.
Prof. Flatt not only will expand the Environmental Law Program’s course offerings, but he also may pave the way for future collaboration between the Environmental Law Program and CLEAR, particularly on issues concerning the clean-up of the Chesapeake Bay and water quality trading practices common to the Bay and to North Carolina waterways. Professor Flatt came to Maryland last fall as a panelist for the 2012 Ward Kershaw Symposium (Too Big to Jail) and gave a presentation on the disaggregation of U.S. society (the “us vs. them” ethos) since the 1970’s and its effect on environmental law enforcement.