Professor Kalyani Robbins completed her undergraduate work at the University of
California at Berkeley before going on to receive 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 FIU Law faculty, Professor Robbins spent six years on the law
faculty at the University of Akron. In her years before academia, she 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. 

Professor Robbins teaches Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Property, and
seminars in Biodiversity and Climate Change. Her areas of expertise include Biodiversity
& Ecosystem Management, Environmental Federalism, Environmental Policy, Climate
Change, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Renewable Energy. Her work has been published in the
legal academic journals at Stanford, UCLA, University of Minnesota, University of Oregon,
Lewis & Clark, SUNY Buffalo, McGeorge, Case Western Reserve, University of Akron, and
Pace University, as well as in periodicals not housed in universities. Professor Robbins
travels frequently for speaking engagements, serves or has served in leadership roles
within both the ABA and the AALS, and published two books last 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 and fourth books, a comparative analysis of environmental federalism and
an Environmental Law casebook, are in progress. 


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)