Expertise: Environmental law, regulatory reform, natural resource law and land use regulation
Current Courses: Property
Courses Taught: Property, Environmental Law & Policy, Property, Regulatory Innovation & Design, Environmental Ethics and the Professional Role
Professor Camacho’s research and scholarship analyzes the design of environmental, land use, and natural resource decision-making processes, with a particular focus on adaptive management, collaborative governance, and climate change adaptation.
Professor Camacho is a co-investigator on an NSF-funded interdisciplinary collaborative working with The Nature Conservancy and Chicago Wilderness studying and developing innovative tools for managing the effects of climate change on natural resources. He teaches courses in the areas of Environmental Law, Property, Regulatory Innovation and Design, and Environmental Ethics.
Prior to joining the U.C. Irvine School of Law faculty, Professor Camacho was an Associate Professor at the Notre Dame Law School. From 2003 to 2005, Professor Camacho was a research fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center, and from 1998 to 2003 he was an Associate in the Environment, Land and Resources Department of Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, California. He has also worked at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Office of General Counsel. He has been a Fellow at the Center for Progressive Reform since 2008, and is the former chair of the Section on Natural Resources of the Association of American Law Schools.
Professor Camacho holds a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, and two B.A. summa cum laude degrees in Political Science and Criminology from the University of California, Irvine.
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