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Gregg Macey

Professor of Law
B.A., Duke University
M.A., University of California, Irvine
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Areas of Expertise
Disaster Law
Environmental Law
Organizational Theory
Urban Planning


Gregg Macey joined the law school faculty in 2010. Macey’s research interests include environmental regulation, organization theory, and natural and man-made disasters. His articles have appeared in Georgetown Law Journal, Environmental Health, Utah Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Environmental Management, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, among others. Macey has also published book chapters in Risk Analysis of Natural Hazards (2016) and Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States (forthcoming). His co-edited volume on the future of the Superfund program, Reclaiming the Land (with Jon Cannon), was published by Springer. Professor Macey is affiliated with the Center for Health, Science, and Public Policy. In 2017-2018, he will serve as Visiting Professor at MIT and Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Before coming to Brooklyn Law School, Professor Macey was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Fordham Law School for two years. Previously he was an associate with the law firm Kirkland & Ellis, a senior associate with E2 Inc., an environmental consulting firm based in Charlottesville, VA, and a senior associate with the Consensus Building Institute (CBI), a mediation firm based in Cambridge, MA. While at CBI, he developed a negotiation training program for community-based environmental justice organizations, drafted multi-party negotiation simulations, and assisted with a variety of land use mediations.

Professor Macey holds a Ph.D. in urban planning. He was Editor-in-Chief of the MIT Journal of Planning and the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. He taught courses in environmental economics, land use policy, and environmental justice at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, Department of Urban and Environmental Planning. He was also a Dillard Fellow at UVA (legal research and writing), a Voorhees Instructor at MIT (graduate courses in microeconomics and negotiation and dispute resolution), and a Research Fellow at Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation.