Edward Lloyd

Edward Lloyd

  • Evan M. Frankel Clinical Professor Emeritus in Environmental Law

J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1973
B.A. (Chemistry) Princeton, 1970

Areas of Study
Areas of Specialty

Environmental Legal Issues
Citizen Suit Litigation

An environmental litigator, activist, and scholar, Edward Lloyd is the director of the Environmental Law Clinic. Under his aegis, the clinic has represented clients on issues including clean water, wetlands preservation, endangered species, “smart growth,” and clean air. He has taught and trained hundreds of students, many of whom have gone on to be environmental lawyers and advocates. Lloyd is also a member of Columbia University’s Earth Institute’s Practice Committee.

Before joining the Law School faculty, in 2000, Lloyd served for 15 years as the founding director of the Rutgers University Law School Environmental Law Clinic. He previously spent more than a decade as both staff attorney and executive director of the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group, where he continues to serve as general counsel. 

Lloyd has testified on environmental enforcement before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees. His numerous affiliations include the Litigation Review Committee of the Environmental Defense Fund, the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, and the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Environmental Litigation. He has lectured on environmental legal issues at Judicial College for New Jersey Judges. Lloyd is also the co-founder and co-director of the Eastern Environmental Law Center, the sole public interest environmental law firm in New Jersey.

Honors and Awards

Environmental Stewardship Award from EarthShare New Jersey


New Jersey Work Environment Council Award


Environmental Legacy Award, New Jersey Environmental Lobby


National PIRG Alumni Award


Sierra Club Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award


Maureen Ogden Award from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions


NY/NJ Baykeeper Award