Lincoln L. Davies

Dean & Frank R. Strong Chair in Law
Contact Information:

614-292-0574 Drinko 220B




BS, University of Michigan

JD, Stanford University

Areas of Expertise:
  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Energy Law and Policy
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation and Courts

Lincoln L. Davies is the 20th dean of the Michael E. Moritz College of Law.

An internationally recognized expert in energy law and policy, Dean Davies’ research spans a broad array of topics, including renewables and alternative energy, utility regulation, carbon capture and sequestration, nuclear power, and regulatory and technology innovation. He is co-author of one of the nation’s leading energy law casebooks, Energy Law and Policy (West Academic), as well as co-author of an international treatise on U.S. energy law, Energy Law in the United States (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business). One of the world’s foremost experts on renewable energy support policies, Davies has published dozens of scholarly articles and completed policy and research work for the U.S. Department of Energy, the Korean government, and the Brookings Institution. In 2013, he was awarded the McCloy Fellowship in Environmental Policy.

Dean Davies’ teaching includes courses on administrative law, civil procedure, energy law, environmental justice, judicial process, religion and environmentalism, and statutory interpretation. Recognized for his devotion to student learning and success, Davies has won awards for both his research and teaching and has been a visiting professor at leading international law schools, including the University of Sydney, Kyungpook National University, and Seoul National University.

Davies came to Ohio State following 12 years of service at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Hugh B. Brown Presidential Endowed Chair in Law.

Prior to joining the academy, Davies practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm, Steptoe & Johnson LLP. He served as a judicial clerk for The Honorable Leonard H. Russon, Associate Chief Justice for the Utah Supreme Court.