Jeff Thaler, Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law, has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist. His focus areas in the program will be administrative-regulatory law, energy and natural resources law, and environmental law.
The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad. Fulbright Specialists are a diverse group of highly experienced, well-established faculty members and professionals who represent a wide variety of academic disciplines and professions. As a candidate on the Fulbright Specialist Roster, Professor Thaler will be matched with a project that aligns with his focus areas at a host institution. He will spend six-weeks at a host organization at some point over the next three years.
Professor Thaler is also the Visiting Associate Professor of Energy Policy, Law & Ethics at the University of Maine and serves as Assistant University Counsel for environmental, energy, and sustainability projects. He has developed and taught courses on Renewable Energy Law, Energy Economics and Law, Legislative and Administrative Law, Toxic Torts, Climate Change Law and Policy, and a new Administrative Law Practicum that has received national attention. He graduated magna cum laude from Williams College and received his law degree from Yale Law School.