RICHARD WATSON PARKER
(Texas & Merton 1978) (21 May 1956 - 3 October 2021)
Richard Watson Parker received a B.A. degree in Politics from Princeton University in 1978 and was then elected as a Rhodes Scholar. He received a D. Phil. in Politics from Oxford University in 1982 and a J.D. degree from Yale University in 1985.
Richard worked at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Environmental Protection Agency and the law firm of O'Melveny and Myers prior to his appointment in 1995 as Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut, where he taught and wrote in the fields of environmental law and administrative law.
He served as consultant to several national and international organizations, including the European Commission on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks, and participated in the work of the American Bar Association, most recently as Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee in the Section on Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.