Since her arrival at the law school more than two decades ago, Rena has published numerous scholarly articles, books and popular press commentaries on environment, health and safety governance. Rena also led the Environmental Law Clinic for over a decade. As Clinic Director, she along with Emeritus Professor Brenda Blom and their clinic students, represented 96 families of Wagner’s Point, a small Baltimore neighborhood encircled by 20 chemical plants and their attendant toxic discharges. Rena helped negotiate the relocation of its residents to a safer, healthier environment.
In addition to her work on behalf of the law school and local community (which also includes nearly two decades of service on the law school’s Curriculum Committee), Rena was also a founder, President and Board Member of the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR). Formed in 2002, the Center for Progressive Reform is a scholarly think tank that has grown to include a full time staff of researchers (including several alumni) and over 60 scholars from around the country. CPR’s work has focused on the areas that Rena knows the best: fighting for a government that protects the environment and makes the natural world and the work place a better, healthier place to live and work.
Please join us in celebrating and congratulating Professor Steinzor for her much deserved Investiture as the Edward M. Robertson Professor of Law and watch for the latest commentary and analysis from the Center for Progressive Reform.