Justin Pidot

Justin Pidot
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Environmental Law
Property Law

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Professor of Law
Administrative Law
Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Federal Courts
Property Law

J.D., 2006, Stanford Law School
B.A., 1999, Wesleyan University

Justin Pidot graduated with high honors from Wesleyan University before attending Stanford Law School, where he graduated with distinction and was editor in chief of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal. Professor Pidot served as the Deputy Solicitor for Land Resources for the Department of the Interior during the Obama Administration. He also clerked for Judge Judith W. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Prior to joining the University of Denver faculty, he was an appellate litigator at the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he presented argument in more than a dozen federal appellate cases and acted as the staff attorney on two cases before the United States Supreme Court. Professor Pidot also completed a fellowship at the Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute. Professor Pidot’s scholarship and teaching focus on environmental law, natural resources law, and federal courts.

Featured Publications

The Bureau of Land Management’s Infirm Compensatory Mitigation Policy, 30 Fordham Environmental Law Journal 2 (2018).

The Common Law of Liable Party CERCLA Claims, co-authored with Dale Ratliff, 70 Stanford Law Review 191 (2018).

Tie Votes in the Supreme Court, 101 Minnesota Law Review 245 (2016).

Governance and Uncertainty, 37 Cardozo Law Review 113 (2016).

Environmental Settlements and Administrative Law, 38 Harvard Environmental Law Review 191 (2015) (with Courtney McVean).

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