Levin College of Law

Amy L. Stein

Cone, Wagner, Nugent, Hazouri & Roth Professor of Law
Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Curriculum

(352) 273-0953


Amy L. Stein is the Cone Wagner Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and affiliate faculty for the University’s AI2 Center, internationally recognized for her research on energy law and policy, as well as the intersection of artificial intelligence, energy, and environmental law. She serves on the University’s AI Working Group in AI Ethics and Policy and the Florida Climate Institute, as well as the Association of American Law Schools’ Natural Resources and Energy Law and Environmental Sections. Popular Science named Professor Stein one of the “Visionary Thinkers” of 2022 for her work on algorithms and the climate crisis.

Professor Stein’s recent work demonstrates how the future of AI is intricately tied to the clean energy transition, arguing for revised alignment between public and private law related to the electric grid, utilities, and Big Tech to facilitate both developments successfully (See Chapter 21 on Sustainable AI in the OXFORD UNIVERSITY HANDBOOK ON GENERATIVE AI (Oxford University Press, 2024). Her work also demonstrates how antitrust laws can serve as a useful lever against public utilities resistant to sharing their energy data, 112 California Law Review (forthcoming 2024), challenges unilateral presidential delegations to address energy emergencies, “Energy Emergencies,” 115 Northwestern University Law Review 799 (2020); demonstrates how new artificial intelligence techniques can assist in decarbonization strategies across the electric grid, “Artificial Intelligence and Climate Change,” Yale Law Journal on Regulation (2020); and provides legal strategies for decarbonizing the light-duty vehicle fleet, Chapter 14 (with Joshua Fershée) in LEGAL PATHWAYS TO DEEP DECARBONIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES (ELI Press, Michael B. Gerrard and John C. Dernbach eds) (2019). Prior scholarship focuses on electric grid governance, distributed energy resources, energy storage, reliability, federalism, and climate change, all of which can be accessed at http://ssrn.com/author=1216973. She teaches in the areas of energy law, environmental law, climate change, artificial intelligence, and torts, and she has presented her energy work across the country and internationally, in both academic and policy forums.

Professor Stein began her academic career at George Washington University Law School and Tulane Law School. Prior to her academic appointments, she practiced as an environmental and litigation associate for Latham & Watkins LLP in the firm’s Washington, D.C., and Silicon Valley offices. She is a member of the District of Columbia, Illinois, and California state bars and a graduate of the University of Chicago (AB) and the University of Chicago Law School (JD).


J.D., University of Chicago
B.A., University of Chicago

Teaching and Scholarship

Energy, Environmental, Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence, Torts, Federalism, Administrative Law




  • Rejecting Regulated Data Monopolies, 112 Calif. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2024)
  • Domestic Emergency Pretexts, 98 Indiana L. J. 479 (2023) https://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/ilj/vol98/iss2/4/
  • Assuming the Risks of Artificial Intelligence, 102 B.U. L. Rev. (2022) https://www.bu.edu/bulawreview/files/2022/04/STEIN.pdf
  • Energy Emergencies, 115 Northwestern University Law Review 799 (2020) https://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/nulr/vol115/iss3/3/
  • Artificial Intelligence and Climate Change, 37 Yale Journal on Regulation 101 (2020) [SSRN]
  • A Statutory National Security President, 70 Florida Law Review 1191 (2018) [SSRN]
  • Regulating Reliability, 54 Houston Law Review 1191 (2017) [SSRN]
  • Breaking Energy Path Dependencies, 82 Brooklyn Law Review 559 (2017) [SSRN]
  • Distributed Reliability, 87 University of Colorado Law Review 887 (2016) [SSRN]
  • Reconsidering Regulatory Uncertainty: A Path Forward for Energy Storage, 41 Florida State University Law Review 697 (2014) [SSRN]
  • Renewable Energy Through Agency Action, 84 University of Colorado Law Review 651 (2013) [SSRN]
  • The Tipping Point of Federalism, 45 Connecticut Law Review 217 (2012) [SSRN]
  • Climate Change Under NEPA: Avoiding Cursory Consideration of Greenhouse Gases, 81 University of Colorado Law Review 473 (2010), [SSRN]
  • State Fish Stocking Programs at Risk: Takings Under the Endangered Species Act, 20 Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum 63 (2010)

Book Chapters

Short Publications