Professor Magraw was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) from January 2002 to September 2010. From 1992-2001, he was Director of the International Environmental Law Office at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Professor Magraw teaches international environmental law and policy at SAIS. From 1983-1992, he was Professor of Law at the University of Colorado, where he was the faculty initiator of the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law & Policy. He was a Visiting Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in 1989. Professor Magraw has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad on a wide variety of international law topics, and has written books and articles on many international law subjects, including international environmental law, women’s human rights, the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, international trade and the environment, sustainable development, accountability in international dispute settlement, and philosophy and environmental protection.
Mr. Magraw has a J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley (1976), where he was Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review and a founder of the Berkeley Law Foundation (an NGO that funds projects helping under-privileged and under-represented people and communities). He has a B.A. with high honors in Economics from Harvard University (1968).