Faculty Profile: Jeff Civins
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Mr. Civins is a senior counsel with the law firm of Haynes and Boone, LLP in Austin and has practiced all aspects of environmental law since 1975. He advises clients on regulatory requirements, he assists them in the evaluation and negotiation of corporate transactions, and he represents them in environmental and toxic tort litigation. As an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law, Mr. Civins taught a seminar on Environmental Law Concerns to Business in 1987 and has taught a seminar on Environmental Litigation each spring since 1992. He is the creator and co-editor of the Thomson West Texas Practice 2-volume treatise on Texas Environmental Law. Mr. Civins is a member of the KBH Energy Center Advisory Council and is a fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. He is a past chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and chair of its Texas Environmental Superconference, now in its 34rd year, since its inception. He also, for the past 5 years, has chaired the annual EarthX law and Policy Symposium and is chair of the Earthx Law Advisory Council, which, among other things, produces the EarthxTV Law & Nature series.