Joshua Ulan Galperin is the Associate Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and a Clinical Lecturer at Yale Law School
Josh oversees all operations of the Center for Environmental Law & Policy, including budgeting, fundraising, research, and teaching. His own research addresses the law of takings and just compensation, with a current focus on just compensation in the context of climate change adaptation; and the law and policy of invasive species management. Josh directs and co-teaches the Yale Environmental Protection Clinic.
Prior to his positions at 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.
Josh 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.