Faculty


 

William W. Buzbee
Professor of Law
Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program

William Buzbee specializes in environmental law, land-use law, administrative law, regulation and regulatory reform, and federalism. In addition to teaching courses and publishing scholarship in these areas, Professor Buzbee helped found the Turner Environmental Law Clinic and continues to serve on the clinicís legal advisory board.

Before coming to Emory, Professor Buzbee practiced environmental and land-use law and was a litigator in New York City. He practiced with a private sector law firm and as an attorney-fellow with the Natural Resources Defense Council. In a pro bono capacity, he has assisted with environmental justice civil rights disputes for community groups linked with national civil rights organizations, litigated for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in a case involving housing discrimination, and assisted with a Human Rights Watch investigation. He also has served as legal adviser to the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and is the vice president and litigation chair of the board of the Georgia Center for Law in the Public Interest, one of Georgiaís more active environmentally focused nonprofit organizations.

 

Mindy Goldstein
Director, Turner Environmental Law Clinic

Mindy Goldstein joined the Turner Environmental Law Clinic in 2008. She supervises students on litigation, transactional, and policy matters related to sustainable energy and climate change, access to information, urban agriculture and farming, water quality, land use and endangered species protection. In addition, Goldstein serves as co-chair of the Georgia Public Interest Environmental Law Coalition and as a member of PATH Foundationís special events and public relations committee.

Before joining the clinic, Goldstein was an associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.  While there, she represented clients in real estate and land use transactions. Goldstein graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she received a concentration in environmental law and worked in the environmental law clinic.

Richard A. Horder
Adjunct Professor of Practice, Turner Environmental Law Clinic
Adjunct Professor, Environmental Advocacy

Rick Horder, partner in the Atlanta environmental law firm of Kazmarek Geiger & Laseter, serves as the Turner Environmental Law Clinic adjunct professor of practice. He also serves as an Emory Law adjunct professor, teaching Environmental Advocacy. Horder received his BA and JD from the University of Florida, an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MBA from Georgia State University.

He served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia in its civil division from 1974-1977 where, among other federal agencies, he represented the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He joined Georgia Pacific as regional counsel when it moved to Atlanta in 1978. He later served as associate general counsel, responsible for environmental compliance and environmental and toxic tort litigation corporate-wide and supervised the corporate and business matters of the chemical division.

In 1989, he joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Atlanta as a partner, where he was chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group for 20 years. He joined Kazmarek Geiger & Laseter in 2010. Horder is former chair of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, which is based at Zoo Atlanta.

 

Jonathan Nash
Professor of Law

Jonathan Nash specializes in environmental law, property law, civil procedure and the study of courts and judges. Before coming to Emory Law, Professor Nash served as the Robert C. Cudd Professor of Environmental Law at Tulane University. He teaches courses in environmental law, international environmental law, property, land use, civil procedure, and law and economics. Most recently, Professor Nash was a visiting professor at University of Chicago Law School, and he has served as a visiting professor at Hofstra University School of Law and a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School. Professor Nash is a prolific scholar, publishing in many top-ranked law journals.

Prior to teaching, Professor Nash was a law clerk to the Honorable Donald Stuart Russell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and to the Honorable Nina Gershon, then-Chief Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Professor Nash also worked as an attorney in New York.