Peter L. Reich
Professor of Law
Whittier Law School
How long have you been involved with this area of practice and what made you initially interested in this area?
I have been interested in the environment since my childhood in Southern California, when I went on family camping trips to locations such as Big Sur and Death Valley. In my Ph.D. dissertation at UCLA on Mexican constitutional law I studied the relation between regional geography and legal enforcement, and in law school at U.C. Berkeley I took a great course in California environmental law from one of Governor Jerry Brown’s toxics enforcement lawyers. I continued this interest working on environmental cases as an associate at Parker, Milliken, a downtown L.A. law firm, where I started a practice group focusing on Mexico-U.S. natural resource issues.