Madison Condon

Madison Condon

Associate Professor of Law


BS, Columbia University,
JD, Harvard University
MALD, The Fletcher School, Tufts University


Biography

Madison Condon joined Boston University School of Law as an associate professor in July 2020. She teaches Corporations, Environmental Law, and a seminar on climate risk and financial institutions. 
 
Professor Condon is an expert on climate change, financial risk, and regulation. Her research has been relied upon by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Department of Labor in rulemakings. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology pointed to her work criticizing financial models in its recommendations for managing extreme weather risk. In 2023, Professor Condon joined the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment Academy Network Advisory Committee. 
Professor Condon’s scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in leading legal journals including the UC Davis Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, the Washington Law Review, and the Utah Law Review. She has also written for interdisciplinary publications including Land Use Policy and the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. Two of Professor Condon’s recent publications were peer-selected as among the best environmental law articles of the year. Her article, Market Myopia’s Climate Bubble, was additionally included in collections of the best articles of 2022 in the areas of securities and corporate law. 
 
Before joining BU Law, Professor Condon was an attorney at New York University School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity, where she participated in litigation against federal regulatory rollbacks. She clerked for Judge Jane Kelly of the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Professor Condon holds a JD from Harvard Law School, an MALD from Tufts University’s Fletcher School, and a BS in Earth and Environmental Engineering from Columbia University. She was a Fulbright Fellow to the Netherlands where she researched water resources management at the Delft University of Technology. 

Publications

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  • Madison Condon, What’s Scope 3 Good For? 56 U.C. Davis Law Review (2023)
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  • Madison Condon, Climate Services: The Business of Physical Risk 55 Arizona State Law Journal (2023)
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  • Madison Condon, "Green" Corporate Governance, in Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance (Jeffrey N. Gordon and Wolf-Georg Ringe,2023)
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  • Madison Condon, Market Myopia's Climate Bubble 2022 Utah Law Review (2021)
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  • Madison Condon, Sarah Ladin, Jack Lienke, Michael Panfil & Alexander Song, Mandating Disclosure of Climate-Related Financial Risk (2021)
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  • Madison Condon, Externalities and the Common Owner 95 Washington Law Review (2020)
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  • Madison Condon, Michael A. Livermore & Jeffrey G. Shrader, Assessing the Rationale for the U.S. EPA’s Proposed “Strengthening Transparency In Regulatory Science” Rule 14 Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (2020)
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  • Sophia Rhee, Elias Charles Nyanza, Madison Condon, Joshua Fisher, Theresia Maduka & Anja Benshaul-Tolonen, Understanding Environmental, Health and Economic Activity Interactions Following Transition of Ownership in Gold Mining Areas in Tanzania: A Case of Private to Public 79 Land Use Policy (2018)
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  • Madison Condon, Richard Revesz & Burcin Unel, Managing the Future of Energy Storage: Implications for Greenhouse Gas Emissions (2018)
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  • Madison Condon, Citizen Scientists, Data Transparency, and the Mining Industry 32 Natural Resources & Environment (2017)
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  • Madison Condon, The Integration of Environmental Law into International Investment Treaties and Trade Agreements: Negotiation Process and the Legalization of Commitments 33 Virginia Environmental Law Journal (2015)
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  • Madison Condon, Don Kriens, Anjali Lohani & Erum Sattar, Challenge and Response in the Indus Basin 16 Official Journal of the World Water Policy (2014)
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  • Madison Condon, China in Africa: What the Policy of Nonintervention Adds to the Western Development Dilemma 27 PRAXIS: The Fletcher Journal of Human Security (2012)
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  • Madison Condon, Hans Komakech & Pieter van der Zaag, The Role of Statutory and Local Rules in Allocating Water between Large- and Small-Scale Irrigators in an African River Catchment 38 Water SA (2012)
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  • Madison Condon, Michael Surgan & Caroline Cox, Pesticide Risk Indicators: Unidentified Inert Ingredients Compromise Their Integrity and Utility 45 Environmental Management (2010)
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  • David T. Ho, Victor C. Engel, Evan A. Variano, Paul J. Schmieder & Madison Condon, Tracer Studies of Sheet Flow in the Florida Everglades 36 Geophysical Research Letters (2009)
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In the Media

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  • Fast Company January 24, 2024

    Inside the Activist Investor Campaign to Make Walgreens, Target, and Kroger Give Workers a Raise

    Madison Condon is quoted.
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  • Climate & Capital November 18, 2023

    Why Are Bankers Not Listening to Their Own Climate Warnings?

    Madison Condon moderated the panel.
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  • Green Central Banking November 16, 2023

    Meet the New Climate Risk Model – Looks a Lot Like the Dicey Old Model?

    Madison Condon is featured.
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  • Climate and Capital Media October 26, 2023

    Can Economists Design Hurricane Stress Tests?

    Madison Condon's research is presented.
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  • Green Central Banking October 25, 2023

    Private Climate Analytics Services May Be ‘Over-Claiming’ Accuracy, Say Industry Experts

    Madison Condon's talk is featured.
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  • Green Central Banking

    Private Climate Analytics Services May Be ‘Over-Claiming’ Accuracy, Say Industry Experts

    Madison Condon presented her paper.
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  • Climate and Capital Media October 20, 2023

    The Rush to Profit from Climate Intelligence

    Madison Condon pens an opinion.
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  • Mother Jones October 16, 2023

    As Climate Risks Mount, the Insurance Safety Net Is Collapsing

    Madison Condon is quoted.
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  • Grist October 12, 2023

    In Wildfire-Prone Areas, Homeowners Are Learning They’re Uninsurable

    Madison Condon is quoted.
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  • NPR

    Climate Rules Are Coming for Corporate America

    Madison Condon is quoted.
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  • Grist October 10, 2023

    As Climate Risks Mount, the Insurance Safety Net Is Collapsing

    Madison Condon is quoted.
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  • Impact Alpha October 5, 2023

    Overheard at PRI in Person: Did Someone Say Systems?

    Madison Condon is featured.
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  • Boston Globe September 18, 2023

    Home Insurance Companies Have Pulled Out of High Climate-Risk States. Could That Happen in New England?

    Madison Condon is quoted.
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  • The Gregor Letter July 24, 2023

    Nature’s Wealth

    Madison Condon is quoted.
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  • Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog June 29, 2023

    What’s in Your Climate Score?

    Madison Condon authors an opinion.
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