Jon Cannon

Jonathan Z. Cannon

Blaine T. Phillips Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law Emeritus
(434) 924-3819

Jonathan Cannon, who served as the inaugural director of the Law School’s Program in Law, Communities and the Environment (PLACE), joined the Law School faculty in 1998 from the Environmental Protection Agency, where he served as general counsel (1995-98) and assistant administrator for administration and resources management (1992-95). Prior to his work with the EPA, Cannon was in the private practice of environmental law; served as an adjunct professor at Washington and Lee Law School, where he taught environmental law; and was a lecturer at the Law School. Cannon is the author of the book “Environment in the Balance: The Green Movement and the Supreme Court.” He retired from UVA in May 2021.

Scholarship Profile: Finding a Way Forward on the Environment

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Environmental Ethics (seminar)
Environmental Law
Environmental Lawyering: Principles and Practice
Environmental Liability Litigation (seminar)
Environmental Liability Litigation
Seminar in Ethical Values
Land Use Law

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