Joshua Galperin

Research Scholar and Lecturer, Yale Law School; Lecturer and Environmental Law and Policy Program Director, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Director, Environmental Protection Clinic

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BA, Political Science, University of Delaware
JD, Vermont Law School
MEM, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

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Josh Galperin is Director of the Environmental Protection Clinic, Lecturer in Law, and a Research Scholar at Yale Law School. Josh is also a lecturer and the Environmental Law and Policy Program Director at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES). In addition to directing and teaching the Environmental Protection Clinic, Josh directs the dual law-environment degree program between F&ES and Pace, Vermont, and Yale law schools. He is also a lead collaborator in the Land Use Collaborative. His research addresses the law of takings and just compensation; the law and policy of invasive species management, the role of environmentalism in environmental policymaking, food law and policy, and instrument choice among non-governmental organizations. Prior to his current role, Josh was the associate director for the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy where he oversaw all operations of the Center including budgeting, fundraising, research, and teaching.

Before coming to Yale, Josh worked for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) where he was a policy analyst and research attorney. In that position he established and managed SACE’s coal plant retirement campaign, which was a hybrid legal, grassroots, and analytical effort to catalyze retirement of the Southeast’s oldest, dirtiest, and least efficient coal plants. Before SACE, Josh was a legislative counsel for the Vermont General Assembly where he primarily staffed the House and Senate committees on agriculture. In that role he was involved with a number of bills that eventually became law including Vermont’s farm-to-plate investment program, dairy price stabilization, and creation of the Vermont Grape and Wine Council. Galperin studied law at Vermont Law School where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Vermont Law Review’s senior editorial board. He earned a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in wildlife conservation from the University of Delaware.

You can follow Josh on Twitter @JoshGalperin. 


J.D., Vermont Law School, 2007 

M.E.M., Yale University, 2009 

B.A., University of Delaware, 2004 



Environmental Protection Clinic

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