In Fall 2017, he was the Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at the Yale Law School. He also serves as the inaugural Director of the UCI Law Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources.
Amy Wilentz is a Professor of Literary Journalism at UC Irvine. She is the author of The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier (1990), Martyrs’ Crossing (2000), and I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen: Coming to California in the Age of Schwarzenegger (2006). She won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for memoir for her most recent book, Farewell, Fred Voodoo. Professor Wilentz has won the Whiting Writers Award, the PEN Martha Albrand Non-Fiction Award, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Award. She is the former Jerusalem correspondent for The New Yorker and a long-time contributing editor at The Nation. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Politico, Thompson-Reuters, The London Review of Books, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Time magazine, The New Republic, The Village Voice, and many other publications. Amy is the co-founder and director of the UCI Forum for the Academy and the Public.