B.A., Arizona State University
J.D., Columbia University
M.P.P., Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Renewable Energy Law and Policy
Climate Change Law Seminar
Dr. Adam D. Orford joined the University of Georgia School of Law in the fall of 2021.
His interdisciplinary research investigates legal and policy approaches to environmental protection, human health and wellbeing, and deep decarbonization of the United States economy. He also participates in collaborative research initiatives across UGA, including as the lead of the Georgia element of the National Zoning Atlas, and as a participant in ongoing investigations into the legal, political, environmental and social dimensions of new energy manufacturing and emerging carbon removal technologies.
His recent scholarship has appeared in the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, the Georgetown Environmental Law Review, the Hastings Environmental Law Journal and the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.
As an educator and mentor, Orford passionately supports law student success and career development.
He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, his Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley's Energy & Resources Group and his Masters of Public Policy from U.C. Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy. Prior to returning to the academy, he was an environmental litigator in private practice, representing public and private clients in complex environmental civil litigation and regulatory matters. In law school, he served as the editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law.
Overselling BIL and IRA (forthcoming 2024).
Blue Carbon Law, __ Sea Grant L. & Pol'y J. ____ (forthcoming 2023).
Natural Gas and Net Zero: Mutually Exclusive Pathways for the Southeast, 39 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 1033 (2023) (invited symposium contribution).
Rate Base the Charge Space: The Law of Utility EV Infrastructure Investment, 48 Columbia J. Env't L. 1 (2022).
Clean Air Act Section 115: Is the IPCC a "Duly Constituted International Agency"?, 34 Geo. Env't L. Rev. 215 (2022).
The Clean Air Act of 1963: Postwar Environmental Politics and the Debate Over Federal Power, 27 Hastings Env't L. J. 1 (2021).
Nation’s Business and the Environment: the U.S. Chamber’s Changing Relationships with DDT, “Ecologists,” Regulations, and Renewable Energy, 12 J. Env't Stud. & Sci. 100 (2021).
Tools for Regulators in a Changing Climate: Proposed Standards, State Policies, and Case Studies from the Western Grid, 32 Geo. Env't L. Rev. 227 (2020).