Robert L. Glicksman

Portrait of Robert L. Glicksman
Title:
J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law
Address:
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone:
202-994-4641
Fax:
202-994-5654
Email:
[email protected]

Robert L. Glicksman is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on environmental, natural resources, and administrative law issues. A graduate of the Cornell Law School, his areas of expertise include environmental, natural resources, administrative, and property law. Before joining the law school faculty in 2009, Professor Glicksman taught at the University of Kansas School of Law, where he joined the faculty in 1982 and was named the holder of the Robert W. Wagstaff Distinguished Professor of Law in 1995. Professor Glicksman has practiced with law firms in DC and New Jersey before joining and while on leave from academia, focusing on environmental, energy, and administrative law issues. He has consulted on various environmental and natural resources law issues, including work for the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation in Montreal, Canada.

Professor Glicksman has extensive publications in his areas of expertise. He is co-author of two law school casebooks, Environmental Protection: Law and Policy (8th ed. Wolters Kluwer) and Administrative Law: Agency Action in Legal Context (3d ed. Foundation Press); the four-volume treatise, Public Natural Resources Law (2d ed. Thomson/West); three monographs, Reorganizing Government: A Functional and  Dimensional Framework (NYU Press 2019), and Risk Regulation at Risk: A Pragmatic Approach, and Pollution Limits and Polluters’ Efforts to Comply: The Role of Government Monitoring and Enforcement, both published by Stanford University Press, and Modern Public Land Law in a Nutshell (5th ed. West Academic 2019). He has written numerous book chapters and articles on a variety of environmental, natural resources, and administrative law topics, concentrating recently on topics such as alternative ways to allocate regulatory authority, climate change, federalism issues in environmental law, the challenges facing the federal land management agencies, and environmental enforcement. His articles have been published in law reviews and journals that include the Pennsylvania Law Review, Texas Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Alabama Law Review, Arizona Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, University of Colorado Law Review, Harvard Journal of Legislation, Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Virginia Environmental Law Journal, and Administrative Law Review.

Professor Glicksman has been a member scholar for the Center for Progressive Reform since 2002 and a member of the Center’s Board of Directors since 2008.

Curriculum Vitae     Publications

Education

BA, Union College; MA, Harvard University; JD, Cornell University

In the News

"Biden's Green Overhaul Will Have To Clear Trump's Judiciary"

March 17, 2021

Robert L. Glicksman is quoted in Law360 about the environmental challenges Biden may face with Trump's more conservative judiciary.

"Biden Has the Power to Restore Good Governance"

February 20, 2021
Robert L. Glicksman co-writes in The Hill that Biden can quickly restore principles of good governance in the executive branch.

"Biden Nominated Deb Haaland to Lead the Department of the Interior. Here Are Five Top Priorities for the Agency."

December 17, 2020
Robert L. Glicksman writes in the CPR Blog how Haaland can reverse Trump administration policies and ensure conservation of public lands.

"Energy Market, State and Local Governments Reduce Emissions"

December 06, 2020

Robert L. Glicksman is quoted in The American Leader about the most significant Trump administration rollbacks related to climate change.

"Trump’s Record in Federal Courts Is the Worst of Any Recent President — As His Administration Loses Case After Case"

September 21, 2020
Robert L. Glicksman and Emily Hammond are quoted in Raw Story about Trump’s poor administrative law record in federal court.