Donna Christie, the Elizabeth C. & Clyde W. Atkinson Professor, is a leading authority on legal issues surrounding ocean and coastal management law. She is a co-author of the leading casebook in the field, Coastal and Ocean Law, as well as the author of numerous articles and reports exploring ocean policy, fisheries management and coastal management. Professor Christie has been involved in ocean policy development at the state level for Florida as well as at the national level as an author of the Review of U.S. Ocean and Coastal Law (Appendix 6), prepared for the recent U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy. She has served as Chair of the AALS section on Natural Resources Law and the section on Ocean and Maritime Law. She has been an elected member of the American Law Institute since 1995.