Chuck D. Barlow

Chuck D. Barlow LLM ’95 is Vice President  of environmental strategy and policy of Entergy Corporation, and  was named Lawyer of the Year by Mississippi College School of Law in 2017.  Chuck also served as General Counsel of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality from 1996 to 2003. From 1990 through May 1996, he was associated with the Jackson office of Phelps Dunbar, L.L.P., where he practiced environmental law and general litigation. In 1989-1990 he clerked for former Chief Judge Charles Clark of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

In June 2001, Chuck was awarded a Certificate of Commendation by the United States Department of Justice for his work as lead counsel for the State of Mississippi in the environmental enforcement action, United States of America and State of Mississippi v. Morton International, Inc., which resulted in the largest civil environmental penalty ever assessed against a single facility in the United States and resulted in the largest nationwide environmental audit program ever required by judicial order.

Chuck is the author of several articles including “State Environmental Justice Programs and Related Authorities” in The Law of Environmental Justice (ABA 1999) (Michael Gerrard, ed.), and “Why the Christian Right Must Protect the Environment: Theocentricity in the Political Workplace,” his LLM thesis, published in the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review in 1996. He has taught environmental ethics as a summer adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark, and Environmental Law, Hazardous Waste Law, and the Clean Water Act as an adjunct professor at the Mississippi College School of Law.