Prior to joining the Belmont faculty, Travis Brandon was an associate in the Energy& Environment group at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco, where he focused on complex regulatory litigation under major federal and state environmental laws including the Endangered Species Act, Clean Air Act, and NEPA. At Morrison & Foerster, Professor Brandon also maintained an active pro bono practice, where he advised clients such as the Nature Conservancy and the Environmental Defense Fund on issues ranging from conservation easements to marine spatial planning. Before entering practice Professor Brandon clerked for the Honorable John T. Noonan on the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. He graduated from Stanford Law School, where he also obtained an M.S. in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources. Professor Brandon received his B.A. from Stanford University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his M.A. and M.Phil. in English literature at Yale University. Professor Brandon teaches Environmental Law, Energy Law, and Remedies.
Belmont University College of Law is provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association. Students at provisionally accredited law schools are given the same recognition as students at fully accredited law schools (ABA Standard 102, Interpretation 102-4). Upon the award of provisional accreditation, students enrolled in the institution and who subsequently graduate are deemed graduates of an ABA-accredited law school (ABA Standard 102, Interpretation 102-10). The earliest Belmont University College of Law may apply for ABA full accreditation is 2015.