Kevin L. Doran

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Senior Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Environmental Security (CEES)

University of Colorado Law School
322F Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0401
Office: 322F
Phone: (303) 492-5127

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Educational Background:
J.D.   University of Colorado Law School   2003  
B.A.   Andrews University   1996  
Kevin Doran joined the Faculty of the University of Colorado Law School in 2004. As the Senior Research Fellow to the School of Law's Center for Energy and Environmental Security-an interdisciplinary research and policy center-Professor Doran's scholarship and teaching focus on the geopolitical, environmental, socioeconomic and technical dimensions of climate and energy law and policy. Professor Doran is also the Faculty Director for the University of Colorado's Carbon Management Center (CMC). The CMC is a multi-year research collaboration between the University of Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Colorado School of Mines, and Colorado State University.

Most recently Professor Doran's work has involved an examination of atmospheric, terrestrial, and geologic carbon capture and sequestration from technical, legal and macro-scale policy perspectives; analysis of abandoned mines and fugitive methane emissions in China; the use of CDM and microlending to facilitate remediation of poverty and gender issues in India through the deployment of appropriate technologies; smart grid rate structures and consumer-directed environmental signals; biofuels policy as it pertains to land use and carbon markets; development of market incentives, standards, and certification protocols for the deployment of biochar as a sequestration agent and soil amendment.

Professor Doran is also the Director of ClimatePledges, a global project to analyze the impact of international corporate and governmental energy and climate commitments, and has served as the Principal Investigator for over a dozen funded research projects that examine the interface between law, technology, energy security, and climate change. Professor Doran holds a faculty appointment with the University of Colorado at Boulder's Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) and the Colorado Energy Research Institute, located at the Colorado School of Mines.

Professor Doran is the author and co-author of over a dozen articles and book chapters on climate and energy law and policy. He is also the co-author of INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN A NUTSHELL (3d ed., West 2007). He has also organized numerous interdisciplinary symposiums on the legal, social, technological and philosophical dimensions of sustainable energy and climate change, including: "North American Biochar Conference" (2009); "Multi-State Decision Making for Renewable Energy and Transmission: Spotlight on Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming" (2009); "Smart Grid Symposium: Colorado Clean Energy Solutions" (2009); "Fuel for Life: Energy Justice for the Developing World" (2008); "Choosing Our Future: A Debate on Energy Policy and Climate Change" (2008); "Energy Security and Climate Change: The Nuclear Solution?" (2008); "Envisioning Energy" (2007); "Creating the Permanent Energy Revolution" (2007); "Energy Choices for the New Century" (2006), "Legal Dimensions of Coalbed Methane and Water Quality" (2006), "Energy and the Geopolitical Landscape" (2006), "The Economic Reality of Energy Choices" (2005), and "Building the Hydrogen Economy" (2005).

Prior to his current appointment Professor Doran worked as an attorney and senior research associate at the Natural Resources Law Center in Boulder, Colorado, specializing in private land management and international environmental law. He received his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School, where he served as an editor of the Colorado Law Review and President of the Environmental Law Society.