E. Donald Elliott

Distinguished Adjunct Professor

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    Antonin Scalia Law School
    George Mason University
    3301 Fairfax Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

BA summa cum laude, Yale University; JD, Yale Law School (first in class).

E. Donald Elliott has been a professor at Yale Law School since 1981, and now teaches part time as Distinguished Adjunct Faculty at the Antonin Scalia Law School.  Elliott has advised six presidential campaigns and teaches and writes in fields as diverse as administrative and constitutional law, civil procedure and energy and environment.  He is the author or co-author of over 70 articles and seven books https://openyls.law.yale.edu/handle/20.500.13051/35/browse?type=author&value=Elliott%2C+E.+Donald and writes regularly on popular legal topics for The American Spectatorhttps://spectator.org/author/edonaldelliott/  Elliott also has practical experience as the head of the environmental and product stewardship practice groups at four large international law firms, including Covington & Burling LLP.  He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Environmental Lawyers, a senior fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States and a member of the boards of the NYU Institute for Policy Integrity, the New Civil Liberties Alliance and Save the Sound, a regional environmental organization serving Connecticut and New York.  Elliott was appointed by President George Herbert Walker Bush, and unanimously confirmed by the Senate, to serve as assistant administrator and general counsel of the EPA, 1989-1991.  He was a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell, and D.C. Circuit Chief Judge David L. Bazelon.