Madison Condon

Madison Condon

Associate Professor of Law


Harvard University, JD
The Fletcher School, Tufts University, MA in Law and Diplomacy
Columbia University, BS


Biography

Madison Condon joined Boston University School of Law as an associate professor in July 2020. She teaches Environmental Law, Corporations, and a seminar on climate risk and financial institutions. A focus of her recent research is climate change’s relationship to corporate governance, market risk, and regulation. She is also interested in the use and manipulation of science and economics in administrative law. Professor Condon’s scholarship has appeared in the Washington Law Review, the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Land Use Policy, and the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.

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. She has consulted for the OECD on carbon regulation and international trade law. 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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  • EVENT November 30, 2022

    A Discussion of the Proposed Securities and Exchange Commission Rule on the Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors

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  • The New York Times September 19, 2022

    Pace of Climate Change Sends Economists Back to Drawing Board

    Madison Condon is quoted.
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  • The New Republic

    The Deranged Demands of the “Anti-ESG” Movement

    Madison Condon is quoted.
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  • Angry Bear

    Climate Change and Back to Drawing Board for Economists

    Madison Condon is quoted.
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  • Politico June 21, 2022

    Why Global Green Deals Are So Hard

    Madison Condon is mentioned.
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  • The Atlantic March 23, 2022

    American Companies Can’t Sugarcoat Their Carbon Pollution Anymore

    Madison Condon is quoted.
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  • Free Range Podcast January 12, 2022

    Madison Condon on Climate and Corporate Governance

    Madison Condon is interviewed.
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  • CBS News June 25, 2021

    Companies Face Growing Pressure to Disclose their Climate Change Risks

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  • The Hill June 24, 2021

    Set Millions of Tires on Fire, Pay Less than $10,000

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  • The Atlantic June 22, 2021

    A Major New Index Fund Should Unnerve Climate-Skeptical CEOs

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  • E&E News May 26, 2021

    Money Manager BlackRock Faces Big Climate Test Today

    Madison Condon is quoted.
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  • Quartz May 21, 2021

    Biden’s New Executive Order on Climate Change Leaves a Key Question Unanswered

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  • Quartz April 10, 2021

    The US has a Chance to Fix its Broken Climate Risk Disclosure System

    Madison Condon is quoted.
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  • E&E News March 1, 2021

    BlackRock Puts Muscle Behind Push for Net Zero

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Activities & Engagements

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Courses

Climate Risk & Financial Institutions: Submerging Markets (S): LAW JD 767

3 credits

This seminar will explore how the law shapes the assessment of, and response to, the financial risks of climate change. We'll look, for example, at how misaligned incentives for risk-taking (such as between a developer and a house buyer, or between a corporation and its insurer) lead to overdevelopment in flood plains and areas with high wildfire risk. After an introduction to the economics of climate change, we'll turn to questions like: What role do securities regulators, insurance commissioners, and central bankers play in the transition to a greener economy? What does "ESG" investing mean and does it do anything? Are markets foreseeing both physical risks and transition risks (i.e., stranded assets)? Our approach will consider the political economy of risk bearing, and investigate dynamics like the influence of credit ratings agencies on local government investment in sea-level rise adaptation. UPPER-CLASS WRITING REQUIREMENT: A limited number of students may use this class to satisfy the requirement. **A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar (designated by an (S) in the title), or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, may be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who are on a wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.

SPRG 2023: LAW JD 767 A1 , Jan 19th to Apr 20th 2023
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Thu 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 3 Madison Condon

Environmental Law: LAW JD 833

4 credits

This is an introductory survey course in environmental law. We will consider the theoretical foundations and political dimensions of environmental law as we focus on several key statutes including the Clean Air Act (and its application to climate change), Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (the Superfund statute), and the National Environmental Protection Act.

SPRG 2023: LAW JD 833 A1 , Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2023
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Mon,Wed 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 4 Madison Condon