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About Ryan B. Stoa

Ryan B. Stoa is an Associate Professor of Law at Concordia University School of Law.  Professor Stoa’s scholarly interests are in the field of environmental and natural resources law, including water resources law, agriculture law, energy law, administrative law, international environmental law, local government law, ocean and coastal law, and natural disaster law. His scholarly work has been featured in the Florida Law Review, the Hastings Law Journal, the Harvard Law and Policy Review, the Georgetown Environmental Law Review, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and the Natural Resources Journal, among others. His popular writing has been featured in The New Republic, JURIST, and RegBlog.  He blogs at, and is on the editorial board of the Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal.  Professor Stoa teaches courses in Property Law, Administrative Law, Natural Resources Law, Energy Law, Water Resources Law, and Ocean and Coastal Law.
Professor Stoa previously held a joint appointment with the Florida International University College of Law and the College of Arts and Sciences, where he was the co-Director of the International Water Group of the Institute for Water and the Environment, the Co-Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at FIU, and the co-founder of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Certificate.  In 2015 he received the “FIU Top Scholar” award.  Professor Stoa remains an affiliate faculty member of the Southeast Environmental Research Center and the Africa and African Diaspora Studies Program at FIU, and provides technical expertise to international development programs in Haiti, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Nile River Basin, and the South Caucasus.


August 2016 - Present Associate Professor, Concordia University - Portland School of Law

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Honors and Awards

  • Class of 2011 Environmental Law Award A. Kenneth Pye Scholar Dean’s Summer Service Grant
  • Joint-Honours: International Development Studies and Political Science Dean’s Honour List Senior Thesis: The Single Global Currency - A Developing World Perspective
  • Universitas 21 Travel Award
  • FIU Top Scholar 2015


  • Administrative Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law Clinic
  • Integrated Solutions for Water in Environment and Development Seminar
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Ocean and Coastal Law
  • Water Resources Law


2011 J.D., Law, Duke Law School
2009 Visiting Study, Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law,
2008 Joint-Honours B.A., McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2006 - 2007 Visiting Study, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Contact Information

Ryan B. Stoa
Concordia University School of Law
501 W Front St, Boise ID 83716

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