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Fall 2004 Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law lecture to cover international marine biodiversity

Oct 01, 2004

TALLAHASSEE—“Protecting International Marine Biodiversity: International Treaties and National Systems of Marine Protected Areas” is the topic of the fall 2004 Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law lecture. The lecture will be held at 4 p.m. October 28 at Florida State University College of Law.

Lecturer Robin Craig, both an associate professor of law and Dean’s Fellow at the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, will address how science and law align and do not align in the area of protecting biodiversity, with an emphasis on what international treaties exist to protect marine biodiversity.

Craig is the author of the book, The Clean Water Act and the Constitution and the forthcoming environmental law textbook, Environmental Law in Context. She also has written numerous articles on environmental law, ocean and coastal law, and law and science, as well as the “Oceans and Estuaries” chapter of Stumbling Toward Sustainability, a comprehensive review of the United States’ progress toward sustainable use of its natural resources.

Before joining the Indiana University School of Law in 2002, Craig was an associate professor of law at Western New England College of Law in Springfield, Mass., where she won the student bar association’s Professor of the Year Award in 2002. She was a judicial clerk to Judge Robert E. Jones, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon from 1996-1998, and was also a law clerk at the Oregon Department of Justice in the Natural Resources Section. She has been a visiting professor of law at Lewis & Clark School of Law and a summer professor of law, teaching a seminar on the Clean Water Act. She currently serves as vice chair for Program's on the ABA's Marine Resources committee. Additionally, Professor Craig is a Dean's Fellow for 2004-2005.

Craig is the incoming chair of the Marine Resources Committee of the Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources of the American Bar Association. She presented her paper titled “Europe's Network of Marine Protected Areas: Legal and Policy Challenges for Coastal Biodiversity Protection,” at the Littoral 2004 Conference in Aberdeen, Scotland in September.

The Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law ranks among the Top 10 journals in environmental law, based on both citation by courts and “impact factor,” according to Washington & Lee University’s 2004 law journal ranking web site. Each semester, the journal sponsors distinguished lecturers. 

​October 2004