Felix Mormann

Associate Professor

Joint Faculty - Texas A&M University School of Law

Research Interests

  • Energy law
  • Environmental law
  • Climate change
  • Corporate law

Awards & Honors

  • Young Environmental Scholar Award, University of Utah College of Law (2017)
  • E.ON Grant for Comparative Energy Policy Analysis, Co-P.I. (2014-2015)
  • U.S. Department of Energy Solar Future Grant, Contractor (2014-2015)
  • University of Miami Provost Research Award, P.I. (2013-2014)
  • Silicon Valley Bank Energy Policy and Finance Fellowship (2011-2012)
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Legal Research Fellowship (2009-2011)


  • J.S.D. (Dr. iur.), University of Passau School of Law, Germany, 2010.
  • LL.M., UC Berkeley School of Law, 2008.
  • J.D. (1st State Examination), University of Passau School of Law, Germany, 2005.

Selected Publications

Mormann, F. Enhancing the Investor Appeal of Renewable Energy Environmental Law, Vol. 42, 681 (2012), Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2020803

Mormann, F. Constitutional Challenges and Regulatory Opportunities for State Climate Policy Innovation, 41 HARVARD ENVTL. L. REV. 189 (2017) Empirical assessment and qualitative analysis of state latitude to fill the federal climate policy void without running afoul of the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause and Dormant Commerce Clause

Mormann, F. Fading into the Sunset: Solar and Wind Energy Get Five More Years of Tax Credits with a Phase- Down, ABA TRENDS Vol. 47, No. 5 (2016) Overview of practitioner implications and critical assessment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016’s extension and modification of federal tax credit support for solar and wind energy

Mormann, F. A Tale of Three Markets – Comparing the Renewable Energy Experiences of California, Texas, and Germany, 35 STAN. ENVTL. L.J. 55 (2016) Comparative analysis of solar and wind deployment, economic impact, and policy drivers to identify best practices and develop policy recommendations (with D. Reicher, V. Hanna)

Mormann, F. Clean Energy Federalism, 67 FLA. L. REV. 1621 (2015) Inquiry into institutional questions surrounding implementation of renewable portfolio standards and feed-in tariffs; development of novel model for closer integration of both clean energy policies