Heidi Gorovitz Robertson Named the Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law

Posted 2014-11-17 3:07pm

Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson has been selected as the first Cleveland-Marshall College of Law faculty member to hold the recently established Steven W. Percy Endowed Professorship.  Robertson was appointed to the professorship by Dean Craig M. Boise based on her exceptional research, scholarship and commitment to teaching.

“I am pleased to recognize Professor Robertson as the Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law,” Dean Boise said.  “Professor Robertson has compiled an exemplary record of service to the law school and has sustained commitment to excellence in her teaching performance.”

Robertson has a substantial publication record in energy and environmental law, and has become a regionally recognized expert on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” and the variety of legal and environmental issues it raises.  She also has written extensively about the lessons to be learned from the from the 2010 BP oil spill, and writes regularly for Crain’s Cleveland Business’ Shale and Energy Reports.

The Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law, established by a generous donation from Steven ’76 and Polly Percy to Cleveland-Marshall, is the fifth endowed professorship at the College of Law.  The selected professor is to serve a three-year term, with preference given to professors whose work is focused on environmental or energy law.

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