Andrew C. Mergen
Andrew Mergen is a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic. Professor Mergen previously served as Deputy Chief of the Appellate Section of the Environment & Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has presented arguments in all thirteen federal courts of appeals and in several state Supreme Courts. He has also assisted in the briefing of numerous U.S. Supreme Court cases. In 2009, he was detailed to the White House Counsel’s Office to assist on the confirmation of the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. More »
Rosa Hayes is a Clinical Fellow in the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic, she served as a law clerk for Judge Kermit V. Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Chief Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford of the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont. She graduated from Yale Law School in 2020, where she was a member of the Peter Gruber Rule of Law Clinic, the Yale Environmental Law Association, the Yale Urban Law & Policy Society, and the Yale Law Journal. Before law school, Rosa received a B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University and an M.A. in economics from Yale, and worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Shaun A. Goho
Shaun Goho is a Lecturer on Law teaching the Spring 2023 Environmental Law & Policy Clinical Course; He is formerly the Acting Director and Senior Staff Attorney of the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. Mr. Goho graduated from HLS in 2001, where he was Developments Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Following graduation, he clerked for Judge Reginald C. Lindsay in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He then worked for three years in the Washington, D.C. office of O’Melveny & Myers, with a practice largely focused on securities litigation, and for three years in the Seattle office of Earthjustice, where he litigated a variety of environmental cases in state and federal court, with an emphasis on Endangered Species Act and water rights issues. In the Emmett Clinic, he worked on issues such as citizen science, climate change displacement, and lead in drinking water. Mr. Goho is currently Senior Counsel at Clean Air Task Force in Boston, MA. More »
Aladdine Joroff is a Lecturer on Law teaching the Climate Solutions Living Lab; She is formerly Senior Clinical Instructor and Staff Attorney in the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic. Prior to Harvard Law School, Aladdine practiced environmental, energy and land use law in the Boston offices of Beveridge & Diamond and Goodwin Procter, where her work included permitting, operating and regulatory compliance counseling, policy development advocacy, and litigation in state and federal courts. In the Emmett Clinic, Aladdine’s work included developing climate change mitigation and resiliency strategies for municipalities and tribes and creating equitable tools for transitioning energy systems off of fossil fuels. In addition to leading the Climate Solutions Living Lab, Aladdine also taught climate change law and policy courses at Harvard College and Harvard Extension School. She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and her M.S. and B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Aladdine is currently Director of Climate Policy for the City of Boston. More »
Debra Stump is a Co-Lead, with Aladdine Joroff, of the Climate Solutions Living Lab course at Harvard. The Climate Solutions Living Lab is a project-based course that enrolls graduate students from across Harvard to develop innovative, feasible, scalable solutions to mitigate climate change. Debra has worked on the Living Lab since it was developed in 2016. Prior to joining Harvard, Debra was an associate at Ropes & Gray in Boston, interned with the Appellate Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice, consulted for an economics consulting firm, and was the associate director of an environmental non-profit in Anchorage, Alaska. She holds a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, a Master of Public Policy from University of California Berkeley, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Jacqueline Calahong is a staff assistant for the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic. Jacqueline has worked at the Tufts University Center for Children, Ceres, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.
Wendy Jacobs (In Memoriam)
Wendy Jacobs, Director of the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and Emmett Clinical Professor of Environmental Law, passed away after a long illness on February 1, 2021. Her deep commitment to teaching, the legal profession, and the environment profoundly affected everyone who had the honor to work with and learn from her. We have created a memorial website so that Wendy’s many friends, colleagues, and students can share their memories of and tributes to her.
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Former Clinic Fellows
Leah Cohen was a Clinical Fellow in the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic from 2020-2022. Ms. Cohen graduated with a joint degree in law and policy from HLS and HKS in 2010, where she was a student at the Clinic. She has worked in and for City, State, and Federal Government, International Development institutions, as well as the private sector on issues related to cities and climate change. For example, she worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on development of the Agency’s first climate adaptation plan. She also served as Director of Climate Analysis for Mayor Bloomberg’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency following Hurricane Sandy. In this capacity, she worked with New York City’s Panel on Climate Change, FEMA, and other federal agencies to develop the climate risk information that was used to inform the City’s rebuilding efforts and advocate for changes to federal disaster policy. In the Clinic, she worked on issues such as carbon offsets and energy justice in Native American communities. Leah joined Rich May, P.C. in July 2022 to support their energy efficiency and electrification work in Massachusetts.
Tommy Landers was a Clinical Fellow in the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic from 2020-2022. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2018 as a Public Interest Law Scholar. After graduating, he clerked for Judge Robert N. McDonald on the Maryland Court of Appeals and then for Judge D.P. Marshall Jr. on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Before law school, Tommy directed the advocacy organization Environment Maryland, and he was the Maryland & D.C. Policy Director for Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Tommy’s advocacy focused on the Chesapeake Bay, climate change, and clean energy. Tommy is now a trial attorney in the Environmental Enforcement section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division in Washington, D.C.
Lynne Dzubow was a Clinical Fellow in the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic from 2018-2020. Prior to joining the Clinic, Lynne Dzubow served as a Social Justice Fellow at the New York State Office of the Attorney General. There, she worked on environmental litigation matters involving climate change and securities fraud. She received her J.D. in 2015 from the Georgetown University Law Center and her LL.M. in Environmental & Energy Law in 2016 from the New York University School of Law where she served as a graduate editor for the NYU Environmental Law Journal and continued her education with a focus on international environmental law. Lynne is currently an Associate practicing energy and environmental law at McDowell Rackner Gibson PC in Portland, Oregon.