Alejandro Camacho

Professor of Law

Director, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources
Joint appointment in Law and Political Science

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Expertise:

Environmental law, natural resource law, land use regulation, regulatory design and government organization

Background:

Professor Camacho’s expertise is in environmental law, land use regulation, and government organization, with a particular focus on adaptive management, collaborative governance, and climate change. His writing in environmental law explores how both the design and goals of the law and legal institutions must and can be reshaped to more effectively account for the dynamic character of natural and human systems. His legal scholarship includes articles published in the Washington University Law Review, Yale Journal on Regulation, UCLA Law Review, Emory Law Journal, North Carolina Law Review, Colorado Law Review, BYU Law Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, and Stanford Environmental Law Journal.

Professor Camacho’s interdisciplinary research involves collaborations with experts in ecology, land use planning, political science, computer science, genetics, philosophy, and sociology. He was a co-investigator on National Science Foundation-funded research developing a collaborative cyber-infrastructure for facilitating climate change adaptation. His scientific publications include articles in BioScience, the Journal of Applied Ecology, Issues in Science and Technology, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Camacho also serves as the inaugural Director of the UCI Law Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources, which seeks to promote policy-relevant research and public engagement through conferences, lectures, publications, and stakeholder facilitation on a variety of regional and national environmental issues. He is a Scholar at the Center for Progressive Reform, a nonprofit think tank devoted to issues of environmental protection and safety. He is on the Executive Committee of UCI OCEANS, and holds a courtesy appointment in Political Science at UCI’s School of Social Sciences. He is the former chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Natural Resources. Before joining UCI, Professor Camacho was an Associate Professor at the Notre Dame Law School, a research fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center, and practiced environmental and land use law.

Current Courses:

 

Prior Courses:

Environmental Law, Environmental Law & Policy, Property, Regulatory Design & Innovation, Environmental Law Practicum, Environmental Ethics and the Professional Role

Recent Publications

Prof. Camacho's Scholarly Papers on SSRN

Recent and Upcoming Events

  • March 10, 2017
    Presenter, Assisted Migration and Species Translocation, CALIFORNIA GRIZZLY STUDY GROUP, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, (confirmed)
  • Feb. 9, 2017
    Presenter, GEORGETOWN UNIV. LAW CENTER ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH WORKSHOP (confirmed)
  • January 13, 2017
    Convener and Facilitator, California’s Pioneering Marine Protected Areas, UCI Law CLEANR Roundtable
  • Dec. 9, 2016
    Co-convener, Tensions of Transparency: Open Government Laws in Land Use Regulation, UCI Law CLEANR Roundtable
  • June 9, 2016
    Convener and Facilitator, Adaptive Management of Marine Protected Areas, UCI Law CLEANR Roundtable
  • Nov. 11, 2016
    Presenter, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV. LAW SCHOOL, (conference dedicated to ALEJANDRO E. CAMACHO & ROBERT L. GLICKSMAN, (RE)ORGANIZING GOVERNMENT: THE FUNCTIONS AND DIMENSIONS OF REGULATORY AUTHORITY) (confirmed)
  • Aug. 19, 2016
    Speaker, De-extinction, legal dualisms, and reframing conservation policy, NORTH AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGICAL CONFERENCE, Washington, DC
  • June 14, 2016
    Speaker, CLEANR and Climate Change Adaptation, SIERRA CLUB OF ORANGE COUNTY, Tustin, California
  • May 13, 2016
    Speaker, NEPA, the ESA, and the Functional Tradeoffs of Inter-Agency Coordination, SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE OF AMERICAN LEGAL EDUCATORS, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
  • February 26, 2016
    Panelist, Improving Habitat Conservation Planning, CLE INTERNATIONAL ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT CONFERENCE, San Diego, California
  • Dec. 4, 2015
    Participant, Redeveloping Democracy: Capturing the Public and Private Value(s) of Land Use, UCI Law CLEANR Roundtable
  • November 9-10, 2015
    Participant, Developing a National Habitat Conservation Plan Coalition, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia
  • October 15, 2015
    Co-Organizer and Moderator, Desalination, UCI Law CLEANR
  • July 30, 2015
    Co-Organizer, Innovation in Habitat Conservation Planning, White House Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, D.C.
  • July 30, 2015
    Participant, Roundtable on Permit Coordination, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW INSTITUTE, Washington, DC
  • July 15, 2015
    Convener and Facilitator, Lessons from the Natural Community Conservation Planning Experience in Southern California, UCI Law CLEANR Roundtable
  • June 11, 2015
    Featured Speaker, “Adapting to the Ecological Effects of ClimateChange,” Dig Deeper About Climate Change Film & Speaker Series, Orange
  • March 27, 2015
    Lecturer, Conserving Species in a Changing Climate, CLE International Endangered Species Act Conference, San Diego
  • March 12, 2015
    Energy & Environmental Forum Lecture, “Managing the Effects of Climate Change: The Limits of Existing Natural Resources Governance,” Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, University of Tennesee
  • Dec. 11, 2014
    Convener, Financing and Mitigation of Habitat Conservation through Infrastructure Planning, Sacramento
  • October 23, 2014:
    Host/Moderator, Emerging Issues in Environmental Law Policy and Practice Symposium: Harmonizing Marijuana Legalization with Environmental, Land Use, and Other Regulations, UCI Law Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources
  • Sept.19, 2014:
    Participant, Adaptive Management Workshop, George Washington University Law School
  • July 17-18, 2014:
    Presenter, Second Annual Research Roundtable on Natural Preservation in a Rapidly Changing Climate, Northwestern University Law School
  • March 13, 2014:
    Presenter, “Federal Land Planning for Climate Change,” The Role of Planning in Federal Land Management, J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium, at George Washington University Law School
  • March 10, 2014:
    Moderator, Genetically Modified: Food Security, Health and the Environment, UCI Law
  • March 7, 2014:
    Workshop on “Joint Fact-finding: Taking Stock, Refining Practice, Setting Direction” at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • Nov. 18, 2013:
    Presenting “The Environmental Law of De-Extinction” before the National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
  • Oct. 2013:
    Conference co-chair, First Annual Emerging Issues in Environmental Law Policy and Practice Symposium, UCI Law
  • Sept.30, 2013:
    Respondent for “The Law and Economics of Redevelopment: Kelo and Beyond,” UCI Law
  • May 31, 2013:
    Presenting “Federal Environmental Law,” De-Extinction: Ethics, Law & Politics conference, at Stanford Law School
  • March 21, 2013:
    CLEANR Guest Speaker Kenneth Feinberg at UCI Law
  • March 15, 2013:
    Moderator, Environmental Regulation panel, The Costs and Benefits of Cost-Benefit Analysis, Law & Economics Symposium, at UCI Law
  • March 4, 2013:
    Presenting the Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy at University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law
  • March 4, 2013:
    Presenting “Functional Government in 3-D” at University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law
  • Feb. 19, 2013:
    CLEANR Literature Series, Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality at UCI Law
  • Jan. 25, 2013:
    Presenting “The Law and Ethics of Assisted Migration and Other Emerging Conservation Strategies,” Levin College of Law, Univ. of Florida
  • Jan. 24, 2013:
    Presenting “Government Organization: A Functional and Dimensional Approach,” Florida State Univ. College of Law
  • Nov. 8, 2012:
    CLEANR Guest Speaker Kent Syverud at UCI Law

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