Richard L. Revesz, is the Director of The American Law Institute and the Lawrence King Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at New York University School of Law. He was named Director Designate of the Institute in January 2014 and took over as ALI Director in May 2014 when Lance Liebman ended his 15-year directorship. Director Revesz remains a member of NYU Law’s full-time faculty and continues to serve as Faculty Director of the Institute for Policy Integrity.
Revesz is one of the nation’s leading voices in the fields of environmental and regulatory law and policy. He has published eight books and 60 articles in major law reviews and journals. His work focuses on the use of cost-benefit analysis, the allocation of regulatory responsibility in a federal system, and the design of liability regimes.
As dean of NYU School of Law from June 2002 to May 2013, he increased the size of the full-time faculty by more than 30 percent, more than doubled the number of clinics, and established 11 new centers and institutes—interdisciplinary ventures that bring together faculty members, professional researchers, and students to work in areas of legal and policy salience. During his tenure, Revesz raised a record-breaking $550 million to support these initiatives.
Before joining the faculty at NYU Law School, he clerked for Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice Thurgood Marshall of the Supreme Court of the United States. He has also been a visiting professor at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, and the University of Geneva School of Law. Revesz is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
EDUCATION: Princeton University, B.S.E., summa cum laude; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S.; Yale Law School, J.D. (Editor-in-Chief, Yale Law Journal)