Ramin Pejan


Adjunct Clinical Professor, International Justice Clinic
Staff Attorney, Earthjustice International Program


Ramin Pejan has been a staff attorney in Earthjustice's International Program since 2016. Prior to Earthjustice, Ramin Pejan worked with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the United Nation Environment Programme on the linkages between human rights and environmental issues.  He recently co-edited a book "The Human Rights to a Healthy Environment (Cambridge 2018) with John H. Knox, the former UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment.  

From 2010–2012, Ramin was Legal Advisor for the Association for Water and Rural Development,a non-profit working on water resource management and environmental issues in rural South Africa. Ramin also worked for the New York City Law Department, Environmental Law Division, from 2005–2010 as an Assistant Corporation Counsel and then Senior Counsel, where he was engaged in a wide variety of environmental litigation, advocacy, counseling and compliance work in areas of federal and state law. 

He received his LL.M. from McGill University in International Human Rights and Environmental Law (2005), his J.D. cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law (2002), and his B.A. from Duke University (1998).


Current Courses:

Advanced International Justice Clinic

Prior Courses:

International Justice Clinic, Advanced International Justice Clinic