Romany Webb Joins the Sabin Center as New Climate Law Fellow


Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by Jessica Wentz

r-webb-photoLast week, Romany Webb joined the Sabin Center as our 2016-2018 Climate Law Fellow. Romany’s work with the Sabin Center will focus on climate change mitigation and explore the use of existing laws to control greenhouse gas emissions.

Romany joins us from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where she was a clinical instructor and research fellow. During her fellowship, Romany researched legal tools for minimizing the climate and other environmental impacts of energy development, particularly natural gas extraction. Prior to the fellowship, Romany worked at the University of California, Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute. Her role included advising members of Congress and the Administration on the scope of executive authority to address climate change.

Romany holds an LL.M., with a Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law, from the University of California, Berkeley and an LL.B. from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Romany is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and, prior to moving to the U.S., spent several years working in private practice in the energy and water sectors. She was also a lecturer at the Australian National University and has written extensively on environmental law in Australia.

You can reach Romany at rwebb@law.columbia.edu.

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