Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler
  • Discipline: Business Law & Regulation
  • Organization: Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Jonathan H. Adler is an associate professor of law and associate director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches courses in environmental and constitutional law.

Prior to joining the faculty at Case Western, Professor Adler clerked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. From 1991 to 2000, Professor Adler worked at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market research and advocacy group in Washington, D.C., where he directed CEI's environmental studies program. In 1998 he was the Broadbent Research Fellow at PERC, the Property and Environment Research Center, in Bozeman, Montana, and in 1999 he was a visiting lecturer at Catholic University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the America’s Future Foundation, the advisory board of the NFIB Legal Foundation, and the editorial board of the Cato Supreme Court Review. In 2004, Professor Adler was awarded the Paul M. Bator Award, given annually by the Federalist Society for Law and Policy Studies to an academic under 40 for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and commitment to students

Prof. Adler the author or editor of three books on environmental policy, including Ecology, Liberty & Property: A Free Market Environmental Reader, and several book chapters. A contributing editor for National Review Online, his articles have appeared in numerous publications, ranging from Environmental Law and Supreme Court Economic Review to The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. His television and radio appearances span an even broader spectrum, from CNN World News and NPR's Talk of the Nation to the Fox News Channel’s “O’Reilly Factor” and Entertainment Tonight. He holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University and a J.D. summa cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law.