James L. Huffman

Emeritus Dean and Professor of Law
Lewis & Clark Law School

Professor Huffman joined the law school faculty in 1973, was appointed Acting Dean in 1993 and Dean in 1994, and returned to full time teaching in 2006. Born in Fort Benton, Montana, Jim graduated from Montana State University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and the University of Chicago Law School. He has been a visiting professor at Auckland University in New Zealand, the University of Oregon, the University of Athens in Greece and Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala. He was also a fellow at the Humane Studies Institute and a Distinguished Bradley Scholar at the Heritage Foundation. Jim is a trustee of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, and serves on the board of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC).  He is a member and former Chair of the Executive Committee of the Environment and Property Rights Practice Group of the Federalist Society. He is admitted to practice before the Montana courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He is the author of three books and more than 100 articles and chapters on a wide array of legal topics.