Eric Heath

Senior Policy Counsel for the Mississippi River Basin Program

Eric Heath joined the NEMWI staff as Senior Policy Counsel for the Institute’s Mississippi River Basin Program in 2018.  He provides research and analysis on various policy matters related to the Mississippi River Basin Program, serves as a point of contact for Capitol Hill offices, and supports the Institute’s policy education initiatives, especially related to the Mississippi River Basin.

Eric holds an LL.M. in International Economic Law from the University of Edinburgh (2016), a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law (2015), and a B.A. in Law, Justice, & Society from Lipscomb University (2012). During his time at the University of Georgia, Eric served as a Notes Editor for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. He is also a member of the Georgia Bar.

Before joining NEMWI, Eric worked as a Legislative Fellow for Congressman Matt Cartwright and an International Law Fellow at the American Society of International Law. He also worked during law school as a legal intern at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of International Affairs, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – Unit of the 1970 Convention, and the Centre for International Law at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Additionally, he served as a research assistant to the then director of the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy, Ambassador C. Donald Johnson.