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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. 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 previously taught in the Center for Public Service at Texas Tech University and later practiced law with the international law firm of Hunton and Williams. Professor Light is active in various bar associations and currently serves on the Executive Boards of the Sections of Environmental and Natural Resources Administration (SENRA) and Public Law and Administration (SPLA) of the American Society for Public Administration. 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." Professor Light was Interim Dean at St. Thomas 1993-94. At the St. Thomas University School of Law, Professor Light currently teaches Environmental Law courses and Civil Procedure.

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