David A. Wirth
Boston College Law School
David A. Wirth joined the faculty of the Boston College Law School in 1999 and serves as Director of International Programs. His areas of research and teaching include public international law, environmental law, and administrative law. From 1990 to 1998 Professor Wirth was a member of the faculty at Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Va., and since 1992 has served on the summer session faculty at the Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vt. He has also taught at Harvard and Oxford Universities, the University of Virginia, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
As a Fulbright Scholar at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Regional Research Program in 1996-97, Professor Wirth researched environment as a security issue. His other professional experience includes serving as director of the Trade, Health, and Environment Program of the Community Nutrition Institute in Washington, D.C.; senior attorney at the National Resources Defense Council; and attorney adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S.Dept. of State. A life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Professor Wirth currently has served on the National Advisory Committee to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation and the Environmental Advisory Council to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
A graduate of Yale Law School, Professor Wirth was editor of the Yale Journal of World Public Order. He served as law clerk to Judge William H. Timbers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York, and has been admitted to the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.