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Alfred R. Light

Director, Graduate Program in Environmental Sustainability & Professor of Law

B.A., Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude

Alfred R. (Fred) Light has been a member of the law faculty at St. Thomas University since 1989. Professor Light currently teaches Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, and Environmental Law courses. He also served as Interim Dean at St. Thomas Law from 1993-94. He previously taught in the Center for Public Service at Texas Tech University.

As a teacher and scholar in both law and political science, he has published a number of books and articles in the areas of federalism and intergovernmental relations, constitutional law, and environmental law. He has also practiced law with the international law firm of Hunton and Williams.

Professor Light is active in various bar associations and currently serves on the Local Arrangements Committee for the ABA Annual Meeting for the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER). From 2003-06, he was principal investigator on a grant to St. Thomas University from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency entitled, "Risk Communication in Community Participation: Comparing Regional Programs in South Florida" and recently served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Climate Change Officers. He is also on the Board of Advisor’s for BBNA’s Toxics Law Reporter, is a LEED Green Associate and a Certified Sustainability Manager.

You can read some of Professor Light's writings on his SSRN page at http://ssrn.com/author=339794.