David Hunter


David Hunter is Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Environmental and Energy Law at American University’s Washington College of Law, where he researches and teaches international environmental and human rights law. David was formerly Executive Director of the Center for International Environmental Law, an environmental consultant to the Czech and Slovak environmental ministries, Executive Director of WaterWatch of Oregon and an associate at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

He has consulted on the development of environmental and social standards and associated accountability mechanisms at several international organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, the Adaptation Fund, the Asian Development Bank and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Bank Information Center, the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide-US, and the Project on Government Oversight. He is a Member Scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform, a member of the Organization of American States’ Expert Group on Environmental Law, and member of the International Finance Corporation’s Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman’s Strategic Advisors Group.

He is a 1983 graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in economics and political science, and a 1986 graduate of the Harvard Law School. David is the author of many articles and books on international environmental law and associated topics and is a co-author of textbooks on International Environmental Law and Policy (Foundation Press) and Climate Change and the Law (Lexis Nexis Publishing).