Cale Jaffe

Cale Jaffe is an Associate Professor, General Faculty, and Director of the Environmental Law and Community Engagement Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Jaffe's Clinic has submitted amicus briefs on behalf of clients in several, recent environmental cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, including Virginia Uranium v. Warren (on the Atomic Energy Act), County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund (Clean Water Act), Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Christian (Superfund), and U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association (Mineral Leasing Act).

In 2014 and 2015, Jaffe served on then-Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission.  In 2020, he was appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to serve on the Virginia Coal and Energy Commission.

Jaffe graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in American studies. He earned his J.D. and an M.A. in legal history from the University of Virginia.  Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, Jaffe was director of the Virginia office of the Southern Environmental Law Center.

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