Cale Jaffe

Cale Jaffe is an Associate Professor, General Faculty, and Director of the Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law. Jaffe's Clinic has submitted amicus briefs on behalf of clients in several, recent environmental cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, including Virginia Uranium v. Warren (on the Atomic Energy Act), County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund (Clean Water Act), Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Christian (Superfund), and U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association (Mineral Leasing Act). Jaffe's article, "Melting the Polarization Around Climate Change Politics," published in the Georgetown  Environmental Law Review, charts how the United States moved from a bipartisan agreement on the need to address climate change to the current state of seemingly intractable polarization.

Jaffe graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in American studies. He earned his J.D. and an M.A. in legal history from the University of Virginia. While a student at Virginia, he served as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, and was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Raven Society. After graduation, he clerked for Judge Norman K. Moon of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia and Judge Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, Jaffe was director of the Virginia office of the Southern Environmental Law Center.

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