Law Professor Heather Payne

Professor Heather Payne, an Emerging Leader in Environmental Law


Published 2021-04-08


Law Professor Heather Payne is an emerging leader in the areas of environmental law, energy law, evolving regulatory policy, and the implications for property, both real and intellectual. A former chemical engineer and corporate executive, she brings a deep understanding of both the technical and economic implications of policies to address new realities in a carbon- and water-constrained world.

Employing both empirical and qualitative measures, her research explores regulatory policy, the changes necessary to implement the electricity grid of the future, and how consumers will become increasingly involved in the decision-making of regulatory bodies. In addition, her work asks whether coming regulatory changes will be in the public interest. Read full article >>