Cale Jaffe

Director of the Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at UVA School of Law

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, Jaffe was an attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center, a leading environmental law and policy organization working at national, state and local levels. From 2013 to 2016, he was director of the Center’s Virginia office. He was part of the SELC team that won a unanimous victory before the Supreme Court of the United States in Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy, 549 U.S. 561 (2007). Cale graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in American Studies. He earned his J.D. and an M.A. in Legal History from the University of Virginia. While a student at Virginia, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, and was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Raven Society. He is married to Katie, an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia. They enjoy the daily chaos that comes from raising three wonderful children. Outside of his work at the University, Jaffe enjoys coaching and playing soccer, hiking in Shenandoah National Park and the George Washington National Forest, and canoeing on the James River. His advice to students: before you complete your studies at UVA, make sure to get off-Grounds for a fun, quintessentially local event!