Biography

Amanda Cohen Leiter is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Program on Environmental and Energy Law at American University's Washington College of Law.

Amanda Leiter is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Program on Environmental and Energy Law at American University's Washington College of Law, where she teaches environmental law, administrative law, and torts, and writes about administrative law and process, and domestic environmental law and policy. From August 2015 – January 2017, Leiter served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals at the U.S. Department of the Interior, advancing Department priorities related to oil and gas and renewable energy development on public lands. Professor Leiter clerked for Judge Nancy Gertner of the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts; for Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; and for Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.