Faculty Profile for Dr. Jeffrey Allen Todd

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Dr. Jeffrey Allen Todd
Associate Professor — Finance & Economics
MCOY 504
phone: (512) 245-2462

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Prof. Todd earned his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M University, where he was a Lechner Fellow. Prior to academia, he practiced transnational litigation at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP after clerking at the Supreme Court of Texas.

Teaching Interests

Business law, international law and transnational litigation, environmental law, sustainable development

Research Interests

Interdisciplinary approaches to transnational litigation, complex litigation, tort law, and environmental justice.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Todd, J. (2024). Carbon Pricing for a Just Transition. University of Colorado Law Review, 95, 653–708. Retrieved from https://lawreview.colorado.edu/print/volume-95/carbon-pricing-for-a-just-transition-jeff-todd/
  • Todd, J. (n.d.). The Economic Rhetoric of Carbon Pricing. Brooklyn Law Review, 90.
  • El Jourbagy, J., Marek, E., & Todd, J. (n.d.). Preventing Disaster Through Corporate-Community Agreements. Oregon Law Review, 103.
  • Guzelian, C. P., & Todd, J. (2022). Sustainable Money. Temple Law Review, 94, 453–493. Retrieved from https://www.templelawreview.org/article/sustainable-money/
  • Todd, J. (2020). A “Sense of Equity” in Environmental Justice Litigation. Harvard Environmental Law Review, 44(1), 169–233. Retrieved from https://harvardelr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2020/04/44.1-Todd.pdf

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activity, Texas State University. August 18, 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Nancy Kubasek Award for Best Paper on Environmental Law and Sustainability, Academy of Legal Studies in Business. July 31, 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University. August 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Order of the Coif, University of Texas School of Law. May 2006
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Service, Department of Finance & Economics, Texas State University. May 2, 2023

Selected Grants

  • Todd, Jeff. Legal Rhetoric in the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments, Florida Coastal School of Law, Institutional (Higher Ed), $8500. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Todd, Jeff (Principal). Rhetoric, Sustainability, and ESG Regulation, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Submitted: September 2023, Funded: July 2024 - August 2024). Grant.
  • Todd, Jeff. Economics, Evidence, and Environmental Justice: A Sustainability Framework, Dean's Summer Research Stipend, Other, $8000. (Submitted: December 1, 2021, Funded: June 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022). Grant.
  • Todd, Jeff. Assumptions Underlying Economic Models: A Law & Economics Comparative Analysis, Texas State University Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Submitted: October 17, 2016, Funded: June 1, 2017 - September 1, 2017). Grant.
  • Todd, Jeff (Principal). Environmental Justice, Environmental Rhetoric, Texas State University Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $7075. (Submitted: October 6, 2014, Funded: January 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
February 2023-Present
Research Committee
September 1, 2021-Present
Personnel Committee
September 1, 2019-Present
Business Law Faculty Search Committee
June 1, 2021-February 1, 2022
Pro Bono Attorney
Grace Church of North County
October 2007-August 2008