Jody Freeman is the Archibald Cox Professor of Law and the founding director of the Harvard Law School Environmental & Energy Law Program. She is a leading scholar of both administrative law and environmental law, and served in the Obama White House as Counselor for Energy and Climate Change. Professor Freeman has has written extensively on climate change, energy and environmental policy, and presidential authority. She is one  of the most cited academics in public law across the nation.  

Scholar. Public policy expert. Strategic advisor. Commentator. 

In addition to her role at Harvard Law School, Professor Freeman serves on the Climate Advisory Board of Norges Bank Investment Management, the asset manager of the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund. Professor Freeman formerly served on the Advisory Council of the Electric Power Research Institute and as an independent director of ConocoPhillips. In all her external roles, she works to make progress on climate change and advance the clean energy transition. Professor Freeman discusses her tenure on the ConocoPhillips board here and her role as an independent director here.

Professor Freeman is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She can be heard regularly on NPR, and has written for the New York Times, Wall Street JournalGuardian, Los Angeles Times, Politico, Vox and Foreign Affairs.

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