Scott Schang

Scott Schang

Professor of Practice
Director of Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

Scott Schang is an expert on environmental law and governance. He is a Professor of Practice at Wake Forest where he directs the School's Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. He is also senior advisor on corporate engagement at Landesa, an international land rights NGO, where he advises on Landesa's work on responsible investment in land. He has extensive experience working with corporations, multilateral investment banks, international development agencies, international and local civil society partners, and community members in designing and implementing socially responsible practices and in designing and assessing the efficacy of environmental legal systems. He is past Acting President and Executive Vice President at the Environmental Law Institute, former Editor of the Environmental Law Reporter, and was in private practice with Cleary, Gottlieb, and Latham & Watkins.


  • JD, magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1994
  • BA in Studies in the Environment and English, cum laude, Yale University, 1988



  • Environmental Rule of Law: First Global Report (United Nations Environment Programme 2019).

Book Chapters

  • Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment as a Tool for Promoting Public Participation in International Watercourse Management, in Enhancing Participation and Governance in Water Resources Management (2005).



  • Our Profession, The Environmental Forum (January 2010).
  • Tax Credits No Windfall, The Economist (October 24, 2009).
Scott Schang
Contact Information

Worrell 2303B
  • Climate Change
  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Environmental Law & Justice
  • Land Use Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Sustainability