Professor of Law, Director CUNY Center for Urban Environmental Reform
Rebecca Bratspies is a Professor of Law at the CUNY School of Law and the founding director of the CUNY Center for Urban Environmental Reform. She publishes widely on questions of environmental democracy, food policy, and human rights. Her recent scholarship, which explores questions of urban sustainability, includes the comic book Mayah's Lot. She is a scholar with the Center for Progressive Reform, the Environmental Law Collective. She has served as an appointed member of the ABA Standing Committee on Environmental a Law, and an advisor to the Consultative Group on Agricultural Research. She is the chair elect of Executive Committee of the American Association of Law Schools Section on the Environmental Law.
As a Henry Luce Foundation Scholar, Professor Bratspies spent a year seconded to the Republic of China (Taiwan) Environmental Protection Administration. She still speaks Mandarin, albeit poorly.
She lives in Astoria, NY with her partner Allen, their daughter and their cat.