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Professor Alan Ramo…

is an Emeritus Dean and Professor of Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, where he directed its environmental law program and for many years its Environmental Law and Justice Clinic. 

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree from Stanford University and his Juris Doctor degree from U.C. Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. He also has a master’s degree from U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in 1982.  

Ramo was the legal director for Communities for a Better Environment before joining the Golden Gate faculty and founding the school’s environmental justice clinic. Under his leadership, the Clinic won awards from the American Bar Association’s Section on Environmental Law, US EPA Region IX, the Environmental Law Foundation and the Clinical Legal Education Association, as well as a commendation from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The Los Angeles based Environment Now Foundation awarded Ramo the Wells Family Award in the area of Urban Renewal in December 2000.  

Ramo also co-founded the Western States Legal Foundation addressing nuclear issues and has served on a number of Boards, including San Francisco Baykeeper, the San Francisco Estuary Institute, the Impact Fund and the Jewish Film Festival. 

He is currently a board member of the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment. He has written a number of articles in the area of environmental justice and climate change.