Faculty - Nuno Lacasta

Nuno Lacasta is an Adjunct Professor at American University's Washington College of Law where he teaches European Union Climate Change Law for WCL's Washington, DC Summer Program on the Environment. Mr. Lacasta is Climate Change General-Director at the Ministry for Environment of Portugal, as well as Associate Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at The New University of Lisbon's Faculty of Science and Technology. Previously, Nuno Lacasta was General-Director for International Affairs at the Portuguese Environment Ministry (2004-07) and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State for the Environment (2002-03). Mr. Lacasta was also European of Counsel for Center for International Environmental Law (2000-04) and founder and Senior Fellow of EURONATURA-Centre for Environmental Law and Sustainable Development, Portugal (1999-2000). Professor Lacasta has lectured on environmental law and policy for about 14 years in several universities and institutes in Europe, the US, and Brazil, such as WCL (where he co-lectured Comparative Environmental Law with WCL's Professor David Hunter), Aveiro University and Coimbra Universities, Portugal, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, and Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Mr. Lacasta's research interests include climate change, international waters, and environmental policy of the European Union. Mr. Lacasta holds an LL.M. from the Washington College of Law, American University (1996), and a Bachelor of Laws from The University of Lisbon, School of Law (1993).