Torres, Gerald

views updated

TORRES, Gerald

TORRES, Gerald. American, b. 1952. Genres: Law. Career: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC, staff attorney, 1977-78; admitted to the Bar, 1978; University of Pittsburgh Law School, Pittsburgh, PA, assistant professor, began 1980; University of Minnesota Law School, professor; visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Vermont Law School, and University of Texas School of Law; University of Texas School of Law, professor, 1993-, became vice provost and H.O. Head Centennial Professor in Real Property Law. Served as deputy assistant attorney general to Attorney General Janet Reno, U.S. Department of Justice, for environmental and natural resources and Indian affairs, established Office of Tribal Justice; served on board of Environmental Law Institute, and on Environmental Protection Agency national environmental justice advisory council. Publications: Farming and Groundwater: An Introduction, 1988; (with L. Guinier) The Miner's Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy, 2002. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals. Contributor to books. Address: University of Texas School of Law, 727 East Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]

About this article

Torres, Gerald

Updated About content Print Article