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Alumni Association Executive Committee 2010–2011

Jeff Civins

Term: 2008 — 2011

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Jeff graduated from Brandeis University with an AB degree in chemistry and from Penn State with a masters of science in chemistry.  He taught science in New York City at public and private schools before attending UT Law School with his wife Katy.  Jeff graduated from UT with honors and was a member of Order of the Coif.

Jeff has practiced all aspects of environmental law since 1975 and has been at Haynes and Boone since 1998.  Jeff has been an adjunct professor at the Law School since 1992 and is on the Advisory Board of the Law School’s Center on Energy, the Environment and International Dispute Resolution and on the Planning Committee of UTCLE's annual Carbon and Climate Change program.  Jeff is co-editor and a contributing author of Thomson West Publishing’s Treatise on Texas Environmental Law and is a frequent speaker and author on environmental and climate change law topics.

Jeff and Katy are founding Keeton Fellows and are members of the Dean’s Roundtable.  Jeff holds memberships in the:  Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section, State Bar of Texas (Past Chair of the section and standing Chair, Annual Texas Environmental Superconference); College of the State Bar; American Bar Association, Sections of Environment, Energy, and Resources and of Litigation; Texas Bar Foundation; and Board of Communities In Schools, Austin Chapter. 

Jeff has been listed by Texas Monthly as a Super Lawyer and in the Top 50 Lawyers in Central and West Texas and Top 100 Lawyers in the State.  He also has been listed in Best Lawyers in America and by Chambers USA—America's Leading Lawyers as a star individual in environmental law.

Jeff and Katy have two sons, Conor and Braden.  Conor and his wife Mary Emma also are UT Law graduates, Class of 2003, and Braden is finishing up a joint degree program at the Law School and LBJ School.