Caroline Cecot

Assistant Professor of Law

AB, Harvard University; PhD, Vanderbilt University; JD, Vanderbilt University

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  • Phone: 703-993-8381
  • Office: Room 450C, Hazel Hall, Arlington
  • Address:
    Antonin Scalia Law School
    George Mason University
    3301 Fairfax Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Caroline Cecot is an Assistant Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. She teaches administrative law, environmental law, and torts. In her research, Professor Cecot focuses on environmental and energy law and regulation, administrative law, and agency practice of cost-benefit analysis, often applying her expertise in law and economics to evolving issues in these areas. She has published articles in law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, including the Duke Law JournalAdministrative Law ReviewEnvironmental LawAmerican Law and Economics Review, and Journal of Regulatory Economics, and she is a co-author of the casebook Environmental Law and Policy, 4th Ed. (Foundation Press, 2019).

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Cecot was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Law and Economics at Vanderbilt Law School and clerked for the Honorable Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She was also a Legal Fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, where she authored amicus curiae briefs and submitted comments on environmental and regulatory issues. Professor Cecot is an affiliated scholar at the Atlantic Council, the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, the Institute for Policy Integrity, and the Technology Policy Institute. She currently serves on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board’s Economic Guidelines Review Panel.

Professor Cecot earned an AB degree, magna cum laude, in economics from Harvard College, a JD from Vanderbilt Law School, and a PhD in law and economics from Vanderbilt University. During her graduate studies, she received the Robert F. Jackson Prize and the Archie B. Martin Memorial Prize for her grades; was elected to Order of the Coif; and served as Senior Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review and Articles Editor for the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review.