Steven Bonorris is a Lecturer in Law and previously served as the acting director of the Center for State and Local Government Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. Prior to coming to Hastings, he worked for the U.S. Department of the Treasury as an Honors Attorney, and for the U.S. Congress. He also co-founded a non-profit research group in Washington, D.C., and worked as a management consultant at the Corporate Executive Board.
During his time at Hastings, he has taught courses on the law of climate change, the legislative process, and public Law and policy, as well as conducting a wide variety of research into topics including the implementation of AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, for the California Air Resources Board. In recent years, he has researched the legality and potential structure of municipally owned financial institutions.
Bonorris is a graduate of Harvard College and Law School and the Harvard School for Boys in North Hollywood, California.
Areas of Expertise (3)
State and Local Government Law
Climate Change and the Law
Public Law and Policy
Harvard Law School: J.D. 1989
Harvard University: A.B., Philosophy
Selected Articles (2)
Environmental Justice in the Laboratories of DemocracyNatural Resources & Environment
Bonorris, Steve; Targ, Nicholas
2010 Environmental Justice (EJ) is a term that captures a civil rights movement, a normative goal of distributional fairness and community empowerment, as well as a broad set of laws, regulations, and initiatives that seek to address disproportionate and adverse environmental conditions in minority and low income communities...
Digital Money: Electronic Cash May Make SenseThe Futurist
Coates, Vary; Bonorris, Steve
1998 Tomorrow's shoppers - on the Web or in stores - may pay for purchases with digital tokens representing cash. The future of shopping, many Internet merchants insist, is electronic commerce - using your computer as a shopping cart and the World Wide Web as a giant mall. There is already plenty to buy - from software to automobiles, from specialty teas to statistical data - without leaving home. But how will you pay for your purchases?...