David Cassuto

David Cassuto
Profesorado
ICALP
Asignaturas que imparte
Derecho Ambiental, Derecho Animal en los EE.UU

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

 

 

                                    Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University (2002 – present)

  • Professor of Law (2008 – present)
  • Associate Professor of Law (2003 – 2008) 
  • Visiting Professor of Law (2002 – 2003)

Courses include: Environmental Law, Property, Water Law, Comparative Environmental Law, Environmental Skills, Animal Law, Criminal Law, Bioethics, Professional Responsibility

  • Director, Brazil-American Institute for Law & Environment (BAILE)

                 

Williams College (Spring 2011 -present)

  • Class of 1946 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies

                  Taught Environmental Law & Policy & Climate Change Law (Spring 2011)

Teach Environmental Law & Policy course (Spring 2011 – present)

 

Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil (Fall 2010 – present)

  • Visiting Professor of Law

      Teach short courses on environmental law

 

Fordham University School of Law (2009 – present)

  • Adjunct Professor of Law

      Teach Animal Law Jurisprudence course

 

Vermont Law School (2015 – present)

  • Visiting Professor of Law

      Teach in Environmental Law summer program

 

Universitatat Autònoma de Barcelona  (2015 – present)

  • Visiting Professor of Law

      Teach summer course in Masters Program

 

Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2010)
  • Advisor, Environmental Law Program (PDMA) (Fall 2010 – present)

                       

         University of Missouri (Rolla Campus) (July 1994 August 1996, on leave: 199596)

  • Assistant Professor of English 

      Created Literature and Science minor

      Designed and taught courses in literature, writing, and Literature and Science  

 

 

 

 

         Indiana University (198994)

  • Post-doctoral Fellow, School of Public & Environmental Affairs

Member of research team analyzing the ecological history of Indiana’s Salt Creek watershed (1993-94)

  • Associate Instructor, School of Public & Environmental Affairs

Assisted in the design and teaching of courses on environmental ethics and on contemporary environmental problems (199092)

  • Associate Instructor, Department of English

Taught courses in writing and technical writing

Assisted in the teaching of courses on literature and cultural studies (1989–93)

  • Teacher,Center for Gifted and Talented Youth

Taught summer workshop for gifted young people

Designed and taught course in environmental planning (Summers 1993 & 94)

 

 

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

 

         Town Justice, Austerlitz, NY (January 2013 – present)

  • Elected Town Justice for rural NY township.  Adjudicate all classes of misdemeanors and civil cases, arraign all criminal matters, perform weddings, oversee Town Justice Court.

 

         Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP, San Francisco, CA (April 2001 – July 2002)

  • Litigation Associate.  Represented clients in all phases of civil actions in state and federal courts up through and including trial.  Representative matters included complex securities actions, fraud, breach of contract, and Fourth Amendment claims.

  

Pillsbury Winthrop, San Francisco, CA (November 1999 – March 2001)

  • Litigation Associate.  Represented clients in all phases of civil actions up through and including trial.  Representative matters included banking class actions, securities fraud, intellectual property disputes, defamation, and breach of contract.

 

         United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, Miami, FL (August 1998 – August 1999)

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Rosemary Barkett, Circuit Judge.  Drafted memoranda and opinions on full range of civil and criminal cases. 

 

         United States Attorney, Northern District of California, (Spring 1998)

  • Law Clerk.  Handled all stages of misdemeanor prosecutions, including   
    courtroom argument. 

 

         Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, San Francisco, CA (Summer 1997)

  • Summer Associate.  Researched and drafted letters and memoranda on a range of topics including securities, administrative due process, interstate liquor sales and stadium law. 

 

 

         California Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, CA (Summer 1996)

  • Legal Intern.  Office of Commissioner Henry Duque. Wrote memoranda and speeches on legal and policy issues including water company regulation and telecommunications.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

         Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, J.D. (1998)

  • California Law Review, Editorial Board (Book Review Editor)
  • Ecology Law Quarterly, Senior Member

 

         Indiana University, Ph.D., English (1994)

  • Dissertation: Dripping Dry: Literature, Politics and Water in the Desert Southwest (published, University of Michigan Press, Literature & Science Series)
  • Minor: Literature and Science (Applied Ecology) 

         Wesleyan University, B.A., Comparative Literature (1985)  

  • Honors Thesis: The Great War & the Changing Image of Mortalityin 20th Century British Literature

 

 

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY

 

      Books:

  • Animal Law and the Courts. Co-editor. 

              Thomson West Press, 2008

 

  • Dripping Dry: Literature, Politics and Water in the Desert Southwest

              University of Michigan Press, 2001

 

  • Cold Running River: An Ecological Biography of the Pere Marquette River.  University of Michigan Press, 1994

 

      Articles:

  • Don’t Be Cruel (Anymore): A Look at the Cruelty Regimes of the United States and Brazil With a Call for a New Animal Welfare Agency, Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review,  43 B.C. Envtl Aff. L. Rev. 1 (2016)

 

  • Foreword, Pace  EnvironmentalLaw Review, 31 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 399 (2014) 

 

  • Environment, Ethics, & the Factory Farm, South Texas Law Review, 54 S. Tex. L. Rev. (Spring 2013 Symposium Issue)

 

  • The Importance of Information and Participation Principles in Brazil, the United States and Beyond, (w/Rômulo S.R. Sampaio), RECIEL(Review of European Community and International Environmental Law), 2013 (peer-reviewed)

 

  • “The Evolution of the Regulation of Brazilian Ethanol and Possible Lessons for the United States (w/Carolina Gueiros), Wisconsin Journal of International Law (Symposium Issue, 2013)

 

  • Hard, Soft & Uncertain: The Guarani Aquifer and the Challenges of Transboundary Groundwater (w/Rômulo S.R. Sampaio), Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law, 24 Colo J. Intl Envtl. L. & Pol’y 1 (Winter  2013)

 

  • Meat Animals, Humane Standards & Other Legal Fictions, Law, Culture & Humanities (peer-reviewed), Fall 2012

 

  • Hot, Crowded and Legal: A Look at Industrial Agriculture in the United States and Brazil (w/Sarah Saville), Animal Law Review (Symposium Issue Spring 2012)

 

  • U.S. v. Stevens: Win Loss or Draw for Animals?,  Journal of Animal Ethics (peer reviewed),  Winter 2012

 

  • Multinational Water: The Guarani Aquifer and the Challenge of Transboundary Groundwater (w/Rômulo S.R. Sampaio), Water International: Special Issue on Transboundary Groundwater Resources, September 2011 (peer reviewed)

 

  • Water Law in the U.S. and Brazil - Climate Change & Two Approaches to Emerging Water Poverty (w/Rômulo S.R. Sampaio), William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review, 35 Wm. & Mary Envtl. L. & Pol'y Rev. 371 (Winter 2011)

 

  • The CAFO Hothouse: Climate Change, Industrial Agriculture & the Law, policy paper commissioned by the Animals & Society Institute (peer-reviewed), Spring 2010

 

  • Bred Meat – The Cultural Foundation of Factory Farms, Duke Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems,  70-WTR Law & Contemp. Probs. 59 (Winter 2007)

 

  • Crime, War & Romanticism: Arthur Andersen and the Nature of Entity Guilt,

         Virginia Journal of Social Policy and Law, 13 Va J. Soc. Pol’y & L. 179 (Winter     

         2006)

 

·       The Law of Words: Standing, Environment, and other Contested Terms, Harvard

          Environmental Law Review, 28 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 79 (Winter 2004)

               

·       Nastygram Federalism: A Look at the Federal Audit Policy, Student Note published as article in Hastings West Northwest Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, 5 Hastings West Northwest J. of Envtl. L. & Pol'y 261 (Spring 1999)

           

·       Waging Water: Hydrology vs. Mythology in The Monkey Wrench Gang, ISLE   

               (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment), 2:1, Spring 1994

           

·       Turning Wine Into Water: Water as Privileged Signifier in The Grapes of Wrath.  Papers on Language and Literature, 29:1, Winter, 1993

         Reprinted in: Steinbeck and the Environment.  University of Alabama Press, 1997

         Contemporary Literary Criticism.  Gale Research, 2000, 2003

         Harold Bloom’s The Grapes of Wrath(Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations), Chelsea House Press, 2006

 

      Chapters:

  • Developments Internationally in Biodiversity Law (with Drew Levinson), in Environment, Energy and Resources Law: The Year in Review,  Dellapenna & Hite eds. ABA Section on Environment, Energy & Resources, 2014, also available at 49 Int’l Law. 339 (2015)
  • New York Water Law (with Nicholas A. Robinson), in Waters and Water Rights, Matthew Bender Press, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016  (periodically updated chapter for water law treatise)
  • The Basics of NEPA and Its Role in Combating Climate Change (with Joseph Edgar), in Tópicos de Direito Ambiental: 30 Anos da Política do Meio Ambiente, Editora Lumens Press, 2011
  • Water Law and the Endangered Species Act (with S. Matthew Reed), in Whose Drop is it Anyway?: Effective Management of Our Nation’s Water Resources, ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, ed. Megan Baroni, (peer-reviewed), 2011

 

  • Owning What You Eat: The Interweaving of Environment, Agriculture & Law, in Democracy, Ecological Integrity and International Law, ed. Laura Westra, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010

 

  • Animals and the First Amendment: The Case of The Church of Lukumi Babalu v. City of Hialeah, in Animal Law and the Courts, eds. Taimie Bryant, David N. Cassuto & Rebecca Huss, Thomson West Press, 2008

 

  • Law, Landscape & Biodiversity, in Landscape, Nature & Law, ed. Antonio Benjamin (Law for a Green Planet Institute, 2005)

         Reprinted in Globalização Econômica, Meio Ambiente E Sociedade Civil / Economic Globalization, The Environment And Civil Society (Federal Univ. Rio Grande do Sul, (Winter 2007)

 

  • Literature and the Environment: An Overview, in Encyclopedia of Literature and Science, Garland Press, 2002

     

  • The Evil Other and the Migrant Movement, in Cain Sign: The Betrayal of Brotherhood in the Work of John Steinbeck, Edward Mellen Press, 2000

 

 

 

      Reviews:

      • Colb, Sherry J.  Mind if I Order the Cheeseburger (and Other Questions People Ask Vegans).  Lantern Press, 2013.  Verdict: Legal Analysis & Commentary from Justia, http://verdict.justia.com/author/cassuto

 

 

                        Reprinted in Ecology Law Quarterly, 23 Ecology L.Q. 779 (Winter, 1996)

 

        • Crawford, Stanley.  Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New  Mexico, University of New Mexico Press, 1988.  ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment) 2:1, Spring, 1994

 

 

Select Other Publications:

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • United States Country Report 2010) (w/Sarah Saville) (report on recent developments in American Environmental Law), IUCN E-Journal, Winter 2011.

 

 

 

  • Guilty By Legal Fiction: The Arthur Andersen Trial and the Nature of Entity Guilt.  NY Business Law Journal (Winter 2007)

 

  • Legal Standing for Animals and Advocates, Published proceedings of symposium entitled “Confronting Barriers to the Courtroom for Animal Advocates” held at New York University School of Law.  Animal Law, 13 Animal L. 61 (2006)

 

  • The Pere Marquette: A Case Study of Benign Neglect.  Restoration of Aquatic   Ecosystems:  Science, Technology and Public Policy.  National Academy Press, 1992

 

Conferences

          Presentations:

  • CITES, Animal Lw & the Ethics of Pragmatism, Animal Law Conference, Pace University, NY, October 2016
  • “Animals, Animal Law, & the Law” – Louisiana Bar Association, Animal Law Section, December 2015
  • “Animals and the Magna Carta” – Pace Law School, October 2015
  • “Caution, Precaution, & Common Sense: Some Thougts on GMOs, Ecosystems, and Regulating the Unknown” – Colloquium of IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Jakarta, Indonesia, September 2015
  • “U.S. Environmental Law – A Critical Assessment” – Universidade do Vale do Itajaí School of Law, Itajaí, Brazil, April 2015
  • “Animals, the Environment & Victimhood: A Study in Contradictions of Law”  --  Keynote Address to SALDF New York Regional Animal Law Symposium, White Plains, NY April 2015
  • “The Past, Present & Future of Environmental Law in the United States” – Invited address to the Pontifical Catholic University School of Law, Curitiba, Brazil, February 2015
  • “Animal Law – An Introduction” – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, November 2014
  • “Animal Law & Environmental Ethics” – Wesleyan University College of Letters, November 2014
  • “Water Law & the National Parks System” – IUCN World Parks Congress, Sydney Australia, November 2014
  • “Animal Sacrifice & Religious Freedom”  -- IV World Conference on Bioethics & Animal Rights, Brasilia, Brazil, August 2014
  • “Ag-Gag Laws & the Victim Vacuum”  Global Animal Law Conference, Barcelona, Spain, July 2014
  • “Sharing the Hooch: Why the Supreme Court Should Have No Place in the Chattahoochee River Dispute” – Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Tarragona, Spain, July 2014
  • “Biodiversity, Conservation, & Culture: A Comparative Look at Brazil & the United States” – Keynote Address to International Workshop on Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in North-East Asia, Gangwon Province, South Korea, May 2014
          • “Animals, Environment & Agriculture” – SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, March 2014
          • “Animals, Environment & Agriculture” – Bard College, Red Hook, NY, February 2014
          • “Environmental Criminal Jurisdiction in Brazil – A Problem of Land & Water” – AALS Environmental Law Section, NY, NY, January 2014
          • “Vivisection in Brazil & the U.S. – Problem or Boon?” – Future of Animal Law Conference, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, October 2013
          • “Constitutional Law & the Environment” – II International Seminar on Comparative Environmental Law, Salvador, Brazil, August 2013
          • “Ag-Gag Laws and the Victim Vacuum” – IV- The Ivy league Vegan Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT, February 2013
          • “The Evolution of U.S. Environmental Law with Some Possible Lessons for Brazil,” Invited Address to the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Santa Catarina, Brazil.  Lecture was webcast throughout Brazil.  Santa Catarina, Brazil, November 2012
          • “Ethics, Environment & Agriculture” – South Texas Law Review Symposium on Ethical Implications of the Commercial Use of Animals, Houston, TX, November 2012
          • “Animal Suffering and the Law in Brazil, Argentina, & Peru” – Conference of the International Research Group in Animal Law (GRIDA), Paris, France, October 2012
          • “Re-Visioning the Commons – Domestic Animals, Tragedy & Environment” – Keynote Address to III World Conference on Bioethics and Animal Rights, Recife, Brazil, August 2012
          • Industrial Agriculture & Environmental Law: A Look at Agricultural Practices in the U.S. & Brazil – International Conference on The Rule of Law for Nature, Oslo, Norway, May 2012
          • “The Evolution of the Regulation of Brazilian Ethanol and Possible Lessons for the United States,” Wisconsin Journal of International Law Symposium – Renewable Energy & Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges for International Law, Madison, WI, March 2012
          • “Water Law in the U.S. & Brazil – Two Approaches to Emerging Water Poverty” – Invited Address to Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, November 2011
          • “Global Concerns – The Efficiency Fallacy in Animal Agriculture,” Lewis & Clark Center for Animal Legal Studies Animal Law Conference, Portland, OR, October 2011
          • “Hot, Crowded & Legal: A Look at Industrial Agriculture in the United States & Brazil,” Animal Law Review Inaugural Symposium, Portland, OR, October 2011
          • “Multinational Water: The Guarani Aquifer and the Challenges of Transboundary Groundwater” – World Water Congress, Porto de Galinhas, Brazil, September 2011
          • “Keeping it Legal: Transboundary Management Challenges Facing Brazil and the Guarani” – Conference on Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development: Governance of Public and Private Actors (Preparatory Meeting for Rio + 20), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2011
          • “Owning What You Eat” – Conference of Association of Law, Culture & Humanities, Las Vegas, NV, March 2011
          • “Law, Climate, & Food” – Invited Address to Williams College Center for Environmental Studies, Williamstown, MA,  January 2011
          • “The CAFO Hothouse: Industrial Agriculture, Climate Change & the Law” – AALS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 2011

 

          • “Juggling Water: Transboundary Issues Facing the Guarani Aquifer” – UNESCO Conference on “Transboundary Aquifers: Challenges & New Directions, Paris, France, December 2010

 

          • “Animal Law in Brazil & China”  -- Invited Address to Animal Grantmakers Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, November 2010

 

          • “Water Law in the United States & Brazil: Two Approaches to Emerging Water Poverty in an Age of Climate Change” – Invited Address to University of Illinois, Center for Latin-American Studies, Urbana, IL, October 2010

 

          • “The Impacts of Industrial Agriculture on Climate Change” – Keynote Speech, IESB University, Brasilia, Brazil, September 2010

 

          • “The CAFO Hothouse: Industrial Agriculture, Climate Change & the Law” – Colloquium of IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Ghent, Belgium, September 2010

 

          • “The Impacts of Industrial Agriculture on Climate Change” – Keynote Speech, Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) (federal public foundation linked to the Strategic Affairs Secretariat of the Presidency of Brazil), Brasilia, Brazil, September 2010

 

          • “The Impacts of Industrial Agriculture on Climate Change” – Keynote Speech, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil, August 2010

 

          • “The Impacts of Industrial Agriculture on Climate Change” – Keynote Speech, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Law School, Porto Alegre, Brazil, August 2010

 

          • “NEPA after Winters – A Look at the Landscape” – Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, June 2010

 

          • “Standing and the Civil Action” – Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, June 2010

 

          • “Water Law and Climate Change in the United States” – Address to the Rio de Janeiro State Office of the Attorney General, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2010

 

          • “The Anti-Law of Industrial Agriculture” –  Lawyers for a Green Planet Conference, São Paulo, Brazil, May 2010

 

          • “Hard & Soft Uncertainty and Environmental Permitting –A Look at Risk Management in  the U.S. & Brazil” – Federal University of Pará, Belem, Brazil, April 2010

 

          • “The Socratic Method – The Why and How” – Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 2010

 

          • “Industrial Agriculture, Biofuels and Climate Change” – International Seminar on Biofuels, Biodiversity & Climate Change, Universdidade Católico de Santos, Santos, Brazil, March 2010

 

          • “Water Law in the U.S. & Brazil: Two Approaches to Emerging Water Poverty” – Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Wuhan China, November 2009

 

          • “Preliminary Injunctions and NEPA: The Post Winters Landscape,” Roundtable on U.S. NEPA, Environmental Federalism, Climate Change and New Development of Environmental Policy and Law in China, sponsored by Shanghai Jiao Tong University

         School of Law & Environmental and Resources Law Institute, Shanghai, China, November 2009

 

          • “Owning What You Eat” –  Conference on State Sovereignty, International Law & Ecological Integrity sponsored by the Global Ecological Integrity Group, Florence Italy, June 2009

 

          • “Owning What You Eat” – Conference on The Animal Within the Sphere of Human Needs sponsored by the University of Québec at Montréal, International Research Group in Animal Law, Montréal, Canada, May 2009

 

          • “The Myth of Sustainable Industrial Agriculture” – Symposium on Food, Fuel and the Future of Farming, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT, July 2008

 

          • “Why Not Be Cruel?  –  Animal Cruelty and the Shifting Discourse of Victimhood” – Victims and the Criminal Justice System Symposium, Pace Law School, April 2008

 

          • “The Intricacies of Standing” – Invited Address, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Annandale, NY, August 2007

 

        • “The Intersection of Animal and Environmental Ethics” – IUCN Academy Colloquium: Rio + 15 – A Legal Critique of Ecologically Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro & Paraty, Brazil, June 2007

 

        • “United States Water Law and Its Complexities” – Seminar on the Protection of Water Resources in the Brazilian and Comparative Legal Regimes, Pontific Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro School of Law, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 2006

 

        • “Standing, Animals, and the Law” – Invited Address, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Annandale, NY, August 2006

 

        • The Factory Farm: A Matter of (Environmental) Ethics” – Conference of the Global

         Ecological Integrity Group, Samos, Greece, July 2006

 

        • “The Ethics of Industrial Agriculture” – Third International Congress on the Environment by the Office of Attorney General, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2006

 

          • “Bred Meat: The Cultural Foundation of Factory Farms” – Symposium on Current Issues in Animal Law sponsored by the Duke Journal of Law and Contemporary  Problems, Durham, NC, April 2006

 

          • “The Ethics of Personhood” – Invited Address, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Annandale, NY, February 2006

 

  • “The Nature of Biodiversity” – Keynote address, International Conference on Sustainability, Porto Alegre, Brazil, June 2005

 

  • “Law, Landscape & Biodiversity” – Lawyers for a Green Planet Conference, São Paulo, Brazil, June 2005

 

  • “The Standing Problem” – Seminario Internacional De Direito Do Meio Ambiente (International Seminar on Environmental Law), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2004

 

  • “Animals, Standing & Rights” – Invited Address, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Annandale, NY, February 2004

 

  • “Mangrove Protection – An International and Local Dilemma” – International Forum on Environmental Law, São Luis, Brazil, December 2002

 

  • “Narrative and Environment” – Invited Address to the San Diego Public Library as part of Moving Waters: The Colorado River & the Westexhibition supported by the Humanities Councils of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, & Wyoming.  San Diego, CA, May 2002

 

  • "Telling the Whole Truth: A Civil Action and the Quest for Legal Non-Fiction” –   Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Missoula, MT, July1997

 

  • "River Wars: Los Angeles, the Owens Valley, and The Ford” – Conference for the Study of  Literature and Science, Los Angeles, CA, November 1995

        

  • "Systematizing Nature: Barbara Kingsolver and the Rhetoric of Environmentalism” – 

         Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE),

         Fort Collins, CO, June 1995

 

  • "Putting Words to Environment: Animal Dreams and Reinvention” – Conference of the  

         Society for Literature and Science, New Orleans, LA, November, 1994

 

  • "Waging Water: Western Literature as Politics” – Ecosystem Recovery Institute Conference on Natural History and Nature Writing (sponsored by the EPA), Berkeley Springs, WV, June 1994

 

  • "Fishing for a Reason: Constructing Nature in Big Two-Hearted River” – American Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA, June 1994

 

  • "They're All Nature Writers: Environmental Literature and the English Classroom” –   Invited address: German Marshall Fund Symposium, Bloomington, IN, April 1993

 

  • "Reclaiming the Damned West: Wate Wars in The Monkey Wrench Gang” – Conference of Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Imagery, Colorado Springs, CO, March 1993

 

  • "Turning Wine Into Water: Water as Privileged Signifier in The Grapes of Wrath” –   Steinbeck and the Environment Conference, Nantucket, MA, May 1992

 

  • "The Literature and Politics of Water” – Conference of the Society for Literature and Science, Montréal, Canada, October 1991

 

  • "John Steinbeck and the Ecology of Ethics” – Conference of the Society for Literature and Science, Portland, OR, October 1990

 

  • "Farrington's Anger: Nietzsche's Ressentiment” – Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, Louisville, KY, March 1990

 

      Panels:

  • Panelist, “Animal Law & the Endangered Species Act,” Symposium hosted by Vermont Law School, October 2016
  • Panelist: Animal Law Roundtable hosted by Searle Center on Law, Regulation & Economic Growth, Northwestern Prtizker School of Law, July 2016
  • Co-convenor (with University of Illinois Center for Law & Philosophy) and Presenter, Roundtable on Wilderness, Sequioia National Forest, CA, June 2016
  • Panelist: “Animals & Religion,” Harvard Law School, May 2016
  • Respondent: “The Law, Science, and Ethics Behind the Nonhuman Rights Project” – Fordham Law School, October 2015
  • Co-convener and Presenter, Roundable on Environmentalism & Animal Advocacy, Tucson, AZ, February 2015
  • Panelist: Animal Protectionists & the Environment: The Benefits of Collaboration” – Animal Law Conference, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR, September 2014
  • Session Chair: “Environmental Damages & Liability” – IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, Tarragona, Spain, July 2014
  • Moderator: “Working Together to Reform Factory Farming” – Future of Animal Law Conference, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, October 2013
  • Moderator: “Understanding and Planning for Our Future Water Needs,” – 4th Annual Conference of the Yale Climate & Energy Institute, New Haven, CT, April 2013
  • Moderator: “A Global Perspective on Animal Law,” – AALS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, January 2013
  • Panelist: “Water Wars: Is Water an Endangered Species?” – Pace University Bioethics Forum XVII, NY, NY, December 2012
  • Moderator: “New Developments in Animal Law,” Pace Law School Continuing Legal Education, May 2012
  • Panelist: “Agribusiness & the Environment,” – Louisiana Bar Association, October 2011
  • Panelist: “Animal Rights, Animal Welfare and the Law: Current Debates in Animal Protection” – Texas Bar Association, Austin, TX, April 2011
  • Panel Chair: “Ethics and Professionalism in Environmental Law: Up in Smoke?” – Pace Law School National Environmental Moot Court Competition, February 2009

 

  • Panelist: “Climate Change – Policy, Economic & Legal Solutions” – Focus the Nation (nationwide teach-in held at over 1,300 institutions of learning), Bard College, Red Hook, NY, February 2008

        

  • Panelist: “Debating Animals as Legal Persons” – Conference of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), January 2008

 

  • Panelist: “The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act: Civil Rights as a Casualty in Anti Terrorism Rhetoric” -- New York City Bar Association, May 2007

 

  • Panelist: “Can There Be Peace in a Healthy World?” – Bioethics Forum XI, Pace University, New York, December 2006 (webcast nationwide)

 

  • Session Chair: “The Role of Environmental Review” – 4th Annual IUCN Colloquium on Environmental Law, New York, October 2006

 

  • Panelist: “Confronting Barriers to the Court Room for Animal Advocates: Standing, Causes of Action, and Cultural Transitions” – New York University School of Law, April 2006

 

  • Panelist: “Sex, Violence, Forensics & the Role of DNA” – Bioethics Forum X, Pace University, New York, December 2005

 

  • Panelist: “Designer Babies, Cloning and the New Genetics” – Bioethics Forum VIII, Pace University, New York, November 2003

 

  • Session Chair: "Contemporary Environmental Issues” – Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Missoula, MT, July 1997

 

    • Session Chair: "Reinventing Landscape” – Conference of the Society for Literature and

         Science, New Orleans, LA, November 1994

 

LAW SCHOOL SERVICE

 

  • Director, Brazil-American Institute for Law & Environment (BAILE)
  • Member, Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies
  • Faculty Advisor, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)
  • Mentor, Judicial Honors Program
  • Committee service includes:
    • Faculty Appointments (Chair, 2008-09)
    • Administration & Budget
    • Faculty Development
    • Academic Standing
    • Environmental Law (Chair, Spring 2013)
    • Various search committees (Chair, Graduate Director search, 2013)

 

HONORS, AWARDS & GRANTS

 

  • Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics – 2015- present

 

  • Jefferson Award for Service to the Community (National Award) – 2014

 

  • Academy Scholar – Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, 2012–15

 

  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Institute for the Abolition of Animals, presented at the Third World Congress on Bioethics and Animal Rights, August 2012

 

  • U.S. Speaker & Specialist Grant – Invited by U.S. State Department to give a series of lectures in Brazil (August 2010)

 

  • Fulbright Scholar – Awarded grant to spend Spring 2010 teaching and researching at the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

·         Prosser Award:  “Environment and Culture,” Boalt Hall School of Law (Fall 1997)

 

·      NEH Fellow: "Literature in Transition: The Impact of Information Technologies,” seminar led by N. Katherine Hayles, UCLA (Summer 1995)

 

·         Bruns Prize for Outstanding Essay by a Graduate Student: Society for Literature and Science, (1992)

 

  • Teaching and Research Fellowship: Indiana University Department of English (1988-93) and School of Public and Environmental Affairs (1990-93)

 

 

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

 

  • Chair, AALS Animal Law Section (founding member & executive committee member 2009-11, Chair-elect, 2011-12), Chair, 2012-13, Immediate Past Chair, 2013-14
  • Member, World Commission on Environmental Law
  • Member, IUCN Special Committee on Water Law
  • Member, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law
  • Vice Chair, ABA-TIPS Animal Law Committee, 2010-2013
  • Member, World Council for Law Firms and Justice
  • Member, Law and Biodiversity" in the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (Brazilian Research Group)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Animal Law, peer-reviewed scholarly journal
  • Editorial Board, Contemporary Environmental Law (McGraw-Hill), Brazilian environmental law series
  • Board Member, Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Board Member, Instituto Abolicionista Animal
  • Editorial Board, Law Review of Universidade Católica de Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Editorial Board, Revista de Direito Administrativo (“Administrative Law Review”), publication of the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Judge, National Animal Advocacy Moot Court Competition, 2003-present
  • Judge, International Environmental Moot Court of the Americas (competition held in Spanish, Portuguese & English), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Board of Scholars, Intact America
  • Scholarly Advisor, National Constitution Center National Student Exchange – Forum for high school students from across the country to discuss issues of constitutional import.
  • Bar Associations of America and California
  • Member, Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA)
  • Editorial Board, Encyclopedia of Literature and Science
  • Board of Directors, Slide Ranch, nonprofit environmental education center, Marin CA (2002)
  • Producer and host of The Gumbo Shop,  weekly radio program focusing on music from the gulf coast region of the United States airing on KUMR-FM, Rolla (NPR affiliate) (1994-6)
  • Writer, producer and announcer for EarthNote, weekly two-minute radio program on National Public Radio affiliates treating environmental themes (1993-98)

 

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

 

      California, Eleventh Circuit, Northern & Eastern Districts of California



LANGUAGES

 

                        English (native speaker), Portuguese (proficient), Spanish (proficient)

REFERENCES

 

Heidi M. Hurd, David C. Baum Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois. Email: hhurd@illinois.edu; ph: (217) 244-3446

 

Kristen A. Stilt, Professor of Law, Co-Director Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School.  Email: kstilt@law.harvard.edu; ph (617) 496-4446

 

Cary Wolfe, Bruce & Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English, Rice University. Email: cewolfe@rice.edu; ph: (713) 348-4582

 

Sandra B. Zellmer, Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Law, University of Nebraska School of Law.  Email: szellmer2@unl.edu; ph: (currently on sabbatical)

 

Bridget J. Crawford, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development, Pace Law School,  Email: bcrawford@law.pace.edu; ph: (914) 422-4292

 

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