Kalyani Robbins is an Associate Professor at the University of Akron School of Law.
She teaches Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and Criminal Law, 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. She has a series of law review articles addressing endangered species policy
issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, and has begun to focus on a range of
ecological problems developing as a result of global climate change. Professor Robbins
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). 

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. 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


Contributions to Books


An Ecosystem Management Primer: History, Perceptions, and Modern Definition, The Laws of Nature: Reflections on the Evolution of Ecosystem Management Law and Policy (2012)