student : Adam OrfordMA, MPP, PhD

Adam returned to graduate school after a career as an attorney specializing in environmental, energy, and natural resources litigation. He came to Berkeley to focus on what the law can be, and should be. His research interests – ranging across the environmental, energy, and natural resources sectors – include public policy analysis and development, public administration and management, regulatory development, and politics.

Adam is a concurrent degree candidate with the Goldman School of Public Policy. In addition to his studies, he has worked at the California Public Utilities Commission, focusing on electric vehicle-grid integration, alternative fueled vehicles policy, and energy research program management. He received his B.A. from Arizona State University, and his J.D. from Colum­bia University School of Law, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Colum­bia Journal of Environmental Law.



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