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Daniel Bodansky

Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography

Foundation Professor of Law
Center for Law and Global Affairs’ Faculty Co-Director
Affiliate Faculty Member, Center for Law, Science & Innovation
Affiliate Faculty Member, Global Institute of Sustainability, School of Sustainability, ASU

Daniel M. Bodansky is a leading authority on international environmental law generally, and global climate change law in particular. He teaches courses in public international law and sustainability, and is a key player in the College of Law’s new Program on Law and Sustainability.

Prior to his arrival at ASU in 2010, Professor Bodansky was the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia School of Law. He was an assistant professor at  the University of Washington School of Law from 1989-1994, and a professor from 1994-2002, and has been an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University and George Washington University law schools.  

Professor Bodansky served as the Climate Change Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State from 1999-2001, on a leave of absence from academia, and was an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of State from 1985-1989.  He has consulted for the United Nations in the areas of climate change and tobacco control. Since 2001, Professor Bodansky has been a consultant and senior advisor on the “Beyond Kyoto” and “Pocantico Dialogue” projects at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (formerly the Pew Center on Global Climate Change). He has served on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and the State Department's Advisory Committee on Public International Law, is the U.S.-nominated arbitrator under the Antarctic Environmental Protocol, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Society of International Law. Awards include an International Affairs Fellowship from the Council of Foreign Relations, a Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs, and a Jean Monnet Fellowship from the European University Institute.

Professor Bodansky’s scholarship includes three books and dozens of articles and book chapters on international law, international environmental law and climate change policy.  His book, The Art and Craft of International Environmental Law, published by Harvard University Press, received the 2010 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award of the International Law Association, as the best book that year in the field of international environmental studies.

Education

A.B. magna cum laude, Harvard University (1979)

M.Phil., Cambridge University (1981)

J.D., Yale Law School (1984)

Research Interests
  • Public international law
  • International environmental law
  • Climate change law
  • Legal theory
Publications

 

Books

  • International Climate Change Law (co-authored with Jutta Brunnee and Lavanya Rajamani) (Oxford University Press, 2017)
  • The Art and Craft of International Environmental Law (Harvard University Press, 2009).  K3585 .B63 2010 
  • Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (co-edited with Jutta Brunnée and Ellen Hey) (Oxford University Press, 2007).  K3585 .O96 2007
  • Environmental Protection: Law and Policy (co-authored with Robert Glicksman, David Markell, William W. Buzbee, and Daniel Mandelker) (Aspen Casebook Series, 7th ed., 2014)

Seleted articles and book chapters

  • “The Paris Climate Change Agreement: A New Hope?” American Journal of International Law, vol. 100, pp. 288-319 (2016).
  • "Legal Realism and Its Discontents," Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 28, pp. 267-281 (2015)
  • "The Who, What, and Wherefore of Geoengineering Governance," Climatic Change, vol. 121, pp. 539-551 (2013)
  • "Global Public Goods, International Law, and Legitimacy," European Journal of International Law, vol. 23, pp. 651-668 (2012)
  • "The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference: A Postmortem," American Journal of International Law, vol. 104, pp. 230-240 (2010)
  • "Customary (and Not So Customary) International Environmental Law," Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, vol. 3, pp. 105-119 (1995)
  • "The Emerging Climate Change Regime," Annual Review of Energy and Environment, vol. 20, pp. 425-461 (1995)
  • "The U.N Framework Convention on Climate Change: A Commentary," Yale Journal of International Law, vol. 18, pp. 451-558 (1993)
  • "The Legitimacy of International Governance: a Coming Challenge for International Environmental Law?" American Journal of International Law, vol. 93, pp. 596-624 (1999).  K1 .M7
  • "Protecting the Marine Environment from Vessel Source Pollution: UNCLOS III and Beyond," Ecology Law Quarterly, vol. 18, pp. 719-777 (1991)
Research Activity
  • Bodansky,Daniel*. Organization of legal experts meeting in preparation for the UNFCCC COP 21. FOEN(1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 615Public International Law
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 791Seminar
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 615Public International Law
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 615Public International Law
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Honors / Awards
  • Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs, 1991-1992
  • Coucil on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, 1991-1992
  • Jean Monnet Fellowship, European University Institute, 1998
  • Harold and Margaret Sprout Award, International Studies Association, 2010 (for The Art and Craft of International Environmental Law)

 

 

Editorships
  • Board of Editors, American Journal of International Law, 2001-2011
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, International Environmental Law and Policy Series, Kluwer Law International, 1997-2006
  • Editorial Board, Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 1992-1999
  • Associate Editor, Yearbook of International Environmental Law, 1991-1994, 1997

 

Professional Associations
<ul> <li>Council on Foreign Relations, 2004-present</li> <li>State Department Advisory Committee on Public International Law, 2010-present</li> <li>American Society of International Law, 1985-present (member of Executive Council, 1996-1998, 2003-2006)</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Service
  • Lecturer, U.N. Regional Course on International Law:  Montevideo, Uruguay, 2016; Santiago, Chile, 2017
  • Member, State Department Advisory Committee on Public International Law, 2010-present
  • Executive Council, American Society of International Law, 1996-1998, 2003-2006
  • Member, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, 1997-1999, 2016-present
  • Chair, International Environmental Law Interest Group, American Society of International Law, 1992-1998
  • Member, Committee on Antarctic Policy and Science, National Academy of Sciences, 1992-1993
Consulting
  • Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (formerly the Pew Center on Climate Change), 2001-present: senior advisor and consultant on "Beyond Kyoto," "Pocantico Dialogue," and "Towards 2015" projects
  • Swiss Federal Office of the Environment, 2013-2015: Prepared reports related to the negotiation of the Paris Agreement
  • Marine Mammal Commission, 2003:  Prepared opinion concerning U.S. authority under international law to regulate ship strikes of right whales
  • German Environment Agency, 2002-2003: Prepared report concerning legal regulation of the effects of military activity on the environment
  • World Health Organization, 1998-1999:  Prepared technical papers relating to the negotiation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
  • U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, 1996, 2002:  Prepared reports relating to the U.N. climate change negotiations
Pro Bono
  • Member, State Department Advisory Committee on Public International Law, 2010-present