Robert L. Glicksman

Portrait of Robert L. Glicksman
J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[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 (6th ed. Aspen Publishers) and Administrative Law: Agency Action in Legal Context (Foundation Press); the four-volume treatise, Public Natural Resources Law (2d ed. Thomson/West); two monographs, 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 (3d ed. West). He has written numerous book chapters and articles on a variety of environmental and natural resources law topics, concentrating recently on topics such as 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 Texas Law Review, Pennsylvania Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Wake Forest Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, the Stanford Environmental Law Journal, the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, and the 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.

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

In the News

"EPA Permit Reviews Could Weaken Under Reorganization"

September 25, 2017

Robert L. Glicksman is quoted in Law360 about the Trump Administration and how it is reorganizing the EPA.

"Professors Ask Court to Toss Trump Executive Order"

May 24, 2017

Robert L. Glicksman is mentioned in E&E News PM about an amicus brief he signed.

Interview with Professor Glicksman

May 14, 2017

Robert Glicksman was interviewed by Benchmark TV about the evolution of U.S. environmental policy under the Trump administration.

"Under Trump, Inconvenient Data Is Being Sidelined"

May 12, 2017

Robert Glicksman is quoted in The Washington Post about the disappearance of climate change information from federal agency websites. 

"The Dangers of Legislating Based on Mythology: The Serious Risks Presented By the Anti-Regulatory Agenda of the 115th Congress and the Trump Administration"

May 09, 2017

Robert Glicksman's 2013 testimony on regulatory reform before the House Judiciary Committee was quoted in the Harvard Journal on Legislation.