2006 Archive

High-Ranking State Attorney Joins New Environmental Law Center

Richard M. Frank, the chief deputy attorney general in California’s Office of the Attorney General, will join Boalt Hall late this summer as the first executive director of the law school’s new California Center for Environmental Law & Policy (CCELP). A noted environmental lawyer, Frank is the top legal adviser to the state attorney general and brings 30 years of experience in California government to his new position.

Frank joins CCELP’s associate director, Cymie Payne ’97, an international environmental expert who spent six years at the United Nations in Geneva. Drawing upon the intellectual expertise at the law school and the Berkeley campus, CCELP plans to pioneer innovative solutions to environmental issues affecting local and global communities. “Boalt’s great environmental program is moving into an entirely different level,” said Daniel Farber, faculty director of CCELP and Boalt’s Sho Sato Professor of Law.

Read the press release.