Eric Biber’s teaching and research interests are environmental and natural resources law, administrative law, and property. Prior to joining Berkeley in 2006, he worked as a litigator in the Denver office of Earthjustice, a public-interest nonprofit organization specializing in public lands and other environmental cases. Biber taught public lands law as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in fall 2005. He is a member of both the Colorado and California bars.
Biber earned a master’s of environmental science with a focus in conservation biology from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Following law school, Biber clerked for Judge Carlos Lucero of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver and Judge Judith Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Biber’s scholarship has appeared in a wide range of law reviews, including the University of Chicago Law Review, UCLA Law Review, University of Colorado Law Review, Harvard Environmental Law Review, Environmental Law, NYU Environmental Law Journal, and Administrative Law Review. Biber’s UCLA Law Review article “Officious Intermeddlers or Citizen Experts? Petitions and Public Production of Information in Environmental Law” (co-authored with Berry Brosi) was selected by a national survey of environmental law professors as one of the top ten law review articles in the field of environmental law in 2011; the article was also selected as one of the top pieces of scholarship produced by junior legal scholars at the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Form in June, 2010. Biber’s Harvard Environmental Law Review/article “Too Many Things to Do: How to Deal with the Dysfunctions of Multiple-Goal Agencies” was also selected for the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum in June, 2008. Biber’s University of Colorado Law Review article “The Problem of Environmental Monitoring” was selected as one of the top policy-relevant environmental law articles of 2011-12 by the Environmental Law Institute’s Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review. Biber has published in several leading peer-reviewed natural science and social science journals, including Society and Natural Resources, Frontiers in Ecology and Environment, Ecography, and Science.
At Berkeley, Biber teaches courses in Property, Public Lands and Natural Resources Law, Biodiversity Law, and Environmental Law and Policy. He also helps lead the Environmental Law Writing Seminar.
A.B, Harvard College (1995)
J.D., Yale Law School (2001)
M.S., Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (2001)