One of a Kind:

Richard Frank

Photo: Richard Frank

Environmental champion

He was an undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara at the time of the disastrous oil spill of 1969. Seeing the "desecration" of the ocean and shoreline inspired him to pursue a legal career that focused on environmental issues. He earned his law degree at UC Davis in 1974 and now he's back as a faculty member and director of the California Environmental Law and Policy Center. "Teaching has made me a better lawyer, and I think being a practicing environmental attorney helps me offer a better experience to my students," he says. Professor Frank's profile (with video) is among several you can see here. [ More… ]


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