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James Salzman

Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Visiting Professor of Law

Fall 2023

James E. Salzman
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Donald Bren Distinguished Professor at UCLA Law School and the UCSB School of the Environment. Professor Salzman’s broad-ranging scholarship has addressed topics spanning water law and policy, trade and environment conflicts, instrument design, and the legal and institutional issues in creating markets for ecosystem services. One of the most widely read scholars in the field, there have been over 115,000 downloads of his articles from around the globe. A popular teacher, students have twice voted him Professor of the Year by and he has lectured on every continent (though not yet all seven seas).


  • B.A. History Yale College, 1985
  • J.D. Harvard Law School, 1989
  • M.Sc. Engineering Sciences Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1990

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