B.Arch. And B.F.A, Rhode Island School of Design
J.D., New York Law School
LLM, Harvard Law School
Jonathan Rosenbloom is a Professor of Law teaching sustainability, land use, and racial justice. Jonathan was previously the Associate Dean at Vermont Law School and the Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professor of Law at Drake Law School. He is the author of Building Food Security and Sovereignty: 40 Ways to Regenerate the Local Food System through Development (ELI 2023) and Remarkable Cities and the Fight Against Climate Change (ELI 2020); co-author of two textbooks, Resilience & Sustainability: From Theory to Practice (Aspen 2018) and Land Use and Sustainable Development Law: Cases and Materials (9th ed. West 2017); and co-editor of Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons (Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group 2018) and Beyond Zero-Sum Environmentalism (ELI Press 2018).
His scholarship has been published in Hastings Law Journal, Harvard Environmental Law Review, Colorado University Law Review, Washington Law Review, and others. He is one of the Top 175 scholars ranked on HeinOnline and his scholarship has been cited in over 150 federal opinions. Jonathan is the founding executive director of the Sustainable Development Code, a model land use code designed to provide local governments with the best sustainability practices in land use. Jonathan received his Bachelors in Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, JD from New York Law School, and LLM from Harvard Law School.
Prior to teaching, he founded a non-profit that worked with state and local governments on becoming more sustainable, clerked for the Honorable Rosemary Barkett on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and worked for Reed Smith LLP. He was named Stevens Faculty Scholar of the Year in 2018, Vermont Law School, Distinguished Environment Law Scholar in 2017, University of Oregon, School of Law Environmental & Natural Resource Distinguished Visitor in 2016, and Drake Law Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2013.