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Julie E. Steiner

Professor of Law
Education: B.A., Syracuse University, J.D., Boston University School of Law
Courses Taught: Adv. Environmental Law Seminar, Environmental Law: Pollution Control, Introduction to the Law, Land Use Planning, Sustainability Law, Torts, Toxic Torts
Office: 217

Professor Steiner's research focuses on environmental enforcement theory and policy reform. She graduated from Boston University School of Law, where she was an Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar and a Paul J. Liacos Scholar, and she was a Visiting Student of International and Comparative Law at Oxford University, St. Catherine’s College. Upon graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Peter W. Kilborn of the Massachusetts Land Court, and practiced environmental, land use and natural resource law for thirteen years at two large New York law firms (K & L Gates, LLP and Dewey Ballantine LLP). Prior to joining Western New England University, she was on the faculty at St. John’s University School of Law.

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Journal Articles

Julie E. Steiner, Symposium: Environmental Accountability in an Age of Consequences: Foreword, 38 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 307 (2016). SSRN Digital Commons

Julie E. Steiner, Guardians of Municipal Public Trees: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Tree Wardens' Authority and Accountability, 38 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 377 (2016). SSRN Digital Commons

Julie E. Steiner, Interim Payments and Economic Damages to Compensate Private-Party Victims of Hazardous Releases, 98 MARQ. L. REV. 1313 (2015). SSRN Digital Commons

Julie E. Steiner, Should "Substitute" Private Attorneys General Enforce Public Environmental Actions? Balancing the Costs and Benefits of the Contingency Fee Environmental Special Counsel Arrangement, 51 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 853 (2011). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Julie E. Steiner, The Illegality of Contingency-Fee Arrangements When Prosecuting Public Natural Resource Damage Claims and the Need for Legislative Reform, 32 WM. & MARY ENVTL. L. & POL'Y REV. 169 (2007). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by