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C. Boyden Gray to Teach Energy, Environment Policy at Mason’s School of Law

Reprinted from George Mason University News, August 14, 2015.

Ambassador C. Boyden Gray, founding partner of the constitutional and regulatory law specialists Boyden Gray & Associates, joins the adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School of Law this fall.

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Gray, who was White House Counsel to President George H.W. Bush and later ambassador to the European Union, will teach Energy, Environment and National Security: Law and Policy. The course will examine how domestic legal and regulatory issues have shaped international energy policy.

“Boyden Gray is a legend in Washington,” said George Mason Law dean Henry Butler. “His course, which is unique in the field, deals with international security and energy policy issues that impact the wealth of our country. His experience as an ambassador in regions where energy was under threat, as well as his ability to articulate the issues, is priceless.”

During his time in the White House, Gray was instrumental in the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. He also helped develop the cap-and-trade system for acid rain emissions.

Among his other accomplishments, Gray was a law clerk for Earl Warren, chief justice of the Supreme Court, and was editor-in-chief of the Law Review at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Write to Buzz McClain at bmcclai2@gmu.edu