Felix Mormann, Professor of Law, Selected as 2017 Stegner Center Young ScholarFelix Mormann, JD, JSD, LLM, Professor of Law in the Texas A&M University School of Law, was honored as the 2017 Young Scholar by the Wallace Stegner Center Young Scholars Program at the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law.
The program is designed to recognize promising scholars early in their academic careers and allow them to interact with faculty and students at the college. Recipients are selected based on their accomplishments, the quality of their academic work, and their promise in the field of environmental and natural resources law and policy.
Mormann delivered the Stegner Young Scholar Lecture presenting a project entitled “Clean Energy Equity” at the College of Law on November 1, 2017. His lecture will be published in the 2019 environmental and natural resources law issue of the student-edited Utah Law Review. At the lecture, Professor Lincoln Davies, Utah Law's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, introduced Mormann as one of the brightest minds in the country working on questions of renewable and clean energy law, policy, and finance. Davies highlighted Mormann's interdisciplinary approach to these questions to help enlighten policy makers around the world on viable strategies to promote the shift to a clean energy economy.
Mormann’s research interests lie at the intersection of law and innovation in the context of environmental and energy law and policy. Drawing on his background as an internationally trained corporate and energy lawyer, Mormann currently investigates domestic and international regulation and policy related to clean-energy technologies. His often comparative research starts from the premise that environmentally sustainable energy solutions require an economically sustainable policy landscape to leverage necessary investment.
Professor Mormann’s recent publications include Market Segmentation vs. Subsidization – Clean Energy Credits and the Commerce Clause's Economic Wisdom, Wash. L. Rev. (2018 forthcoming), Constitutional Challenges and Regulatory Opportunities for State Climate Policy Innovation, 41 Harvard Envtl. L. Rev. 189 (2017), Clean Energy Federalism, 67 Fla. L. Rev. 1621 (2015), and Beyond Tax Credits – Smarter Tax Policy for a Cleaner, More Democratic Energy Future, 31 Yale J. Reg. 303 (2014). Professor Mormann’s work has been widely cited, including before the U.S. Senate. He advises federal policymakers on clean energy and energy efficiency.
Mormann is Faculty Fellow at Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. He joined Texas A&M University School of Law in 2017 from University of Miami School of Law. Previously, Mormann was a research fellow and lecturer-in-law at Stanford Law School and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he conducted research for his doctoral dissertation. Mormann worked as a corporate and energy lawyer for some of Germany’s premiere law firms. As a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, he advised international clients from the high-tech sector. Professor Mormann holds a German JD and a JSD from the University of Passau School of Law as well as an LLM from UC Berkeley School of Law. See: Wallace Stegner Center Young Scholars