Jack Whiteley

Jack Whiteley

  • Associate Professor of Law
434 Mondale Hall


  • University of St. Andrews, M.A.
  • Yale Law School, J.D.


  • Environmental Law
  • Property Law
  • Evidence

Jack Whiteley joined the Law School faculty in Fall 2023. He writes about environmental law, property, and evidence. He is interested in the conceptual and historical foundations of these fields, as well as in the connections between judge-made law and public law.

Before joining the faculty, Whiteley taught and practiced environmental law as a fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he supervised students working on environmental issues before a range of decisionmakers, including federal agencies and appellate courts. He was previously an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Richard R. Clifton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Honolulu.

Whiteley received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a Coker Fellow and an executive editor of the Yale Journal of International Law, and his undergraduate degree from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He grew up in Yonkers, New York.



Environmental Law

Journal Articles

Perpetuities in an Unequal Age, 117 Northwestern University Law Review 1477 (2023)
Property in Wolves, 108 Cornell Law Review 617 (2023)
How Jurors' Beliefs Count, 90 Mississippi Law Journal 383 (2021)