Jeremiah Smith, Jr., Visiting Professor of Law
Jim Salzman is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law with joint appointments at UCLA Law School and the University of California, Santa Barbara, School of Environment. He regularly teaches at the Harvard Law School – most recently in 2016 as the Jeremiah Smith, Jr., Visiting Professor of Law and then again this coming Winter 2017. The first Harvard graduate to earn joint degrees in law and in engineering, he was awarded a Sheldon Fellowship upon graduation. One of the world’s leading experts on drinking water, he regularly comments in the media on environmental issues. A popular lecturer, he was twice voted Professor of the Year by students at Duke University. His book, Drinking Water: A History, is in its third printing and has been featured in Scientific American, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and NPR’s Weekend Edition.
“Jim gave wonderful lectures and created strong sense of group.” - J. Leaf
“Jim Salzman gave magnificent lectures, offered himself to the Harvard group in every situation, organized a wonderful get to know you party, and made the trip for us. His wife Heather was equally charming and self-giving and managed to tie together a disparate group and make us feel like family friends.” - E. Goodenough
“Jim Salzman and Heather Stanford -- WOW!! What a dynamic duo! They were fabulous and made the trip so much fun. I was skeptical when I got the email saying Jim would be the leader. I mean, how exciting can a law professor be? But he was not only charming, funny, and engaging, but he really drew the group together and made us a Harvard family." - A. Boudreau