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Julie E. Steiner

Professor of Law


B.A., Syracuse University
J.D., Boston University School of Law


Adv. Environmental Law Seminar
Environmental Law: Pollution Control
Introduction to the Law
Land Use Planning
Sustainability Law
Toxic Torts


Email: jsteiner@law.wne.edu
Phone: 413-782-1428
Office: 220


Professor Steiner's research focuses on environmental enforcement theory and policy reform. She graduated from Boston University School of Law, where she was an Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar and a Paul J. Liacos Scholar, and she was a Visiting Student of International and Comparative Law at Oxford University, St. Catherine’s College. Upon graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Peter W. Kilborn of the Massachusetts Land Court, and practiced environmental, land use and natural resource law for thirteen years at two large New York law firms (K & L Gates, LLP and Dewey Ballantine LLP). Prior to joining Western New England University, she was on the faculty at St. John’s University School of Law.

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Journal Articles

Julie E. Steiner, Interim Payments and Economic Damages to Compensate Private-Party Victims of Hazardous Releases, 98 MARQ. L. REV. 1313 (2015). SSRN Digital Commons

Julie E. Steiner, Should "Substitute" Private Attorneys General Enforce Public Environmental Actions? Balancing the Costs and Benefits of the Contingency Fee Environmental Special Counsel Arrangement, 51 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 853 (2011). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Julie E. Steiner, The Illegality of Contingency-Fee Arrangements When Prosecuting Public Natural Resource Damage Claims and the Need for Legislative Reform, 32 WM. & MARY ENVTL. L. & POL'Y REV. 169 (2007). SSRN Digital Commons

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