Title: Associate Professor of Law
Office: Room 241
Selected Works - bepress: http://works.bepress.com/kalyani_robbins/
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Associate Professor Kalyani Robbins joined the University of Akron School of Law faculty in 2008. She teaches Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure, as well as various related seminars. She has focused much of her research on Wildlife Law (biodiversity and ecosystem management) and the intersection of Law, Science, and the Environment. After publishing a series of law review articles addressing endangered species policy issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, she has turned to tackling emerging policy questions raised by the ecological problems developing as a result of global climate change. Professor Robbins travels frequently for speaking engagements, serves in leadership roles within both the ABA and the AALS, and has published two books this year: The Laws of Nature: Reflections on the Evolution of Ecosystem Management Law and Policy (University of Akron Press, 2013); and The Law of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management (Foundation Press University Casebook Series, Third Edition, 2013) (with John Copeland Nagle and J.B. Ruhl). Her third book, The Law and Policy of Environmental Federalism: A Comparative Analysis, is in progress.
Professor Robbins received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, her J.D. from Stanford Law School (where she was an Articles Editor for the Stanford Law Review), and her LL.M. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, cum laude, from Lewis & Clark Law School (the top program in the field). She has been admitted to the California and New York bars. Prior to joining the Akron Law faculty, Professor Robbins served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and was Legal Director for Sequoia ForestKeeper, an environmental nonprofit. She also clerked for The Honorable Norman H. Stahl of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and The Honorable Faith S. Hochberg of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.