Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources Law Faculty

IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law has a number of prominent legal scholars whose research, service, and teaching centers on Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law. Our faculty are active scholars, with recent publications in the areas of environmental law and economics, environmental ethics and justice, climate change, environmental democracy, water conservation, energy law and energy security, international environmental law, toxic torts, and environmental & energy security. They actively collaborate with colleagues within Indiana University and other institutions on research and other projects, including ongoing work with colleagues at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), the Workshop in Political Theory & Policy Analysis at Indiana University in Bloomington, and the Richard G. Lugar Center on Renewable Energy at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Our faculty also engage in public service consultancies related to the environment, including recent projects on water security and renewable energy sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme, NATO, the Richard G. Lugar Center on Renewable Energy, and the Pew Charitable Trust. Our faculty have interdisciplinary backgrounds and interests, and offer complementary theoretical perspectives on environmental and natural resources law, including perspectives that emphasize economics, ethics, and ecological approaches to understanding and addressing environmental challenges.

Program Director

Eric Dannenmaier is an Associate Professor of Law and Dean's Fellow, and has worked in private practice and as an advisor to governments and international organizations. His scholarship focuses on environmental democracy and the role of non-state actors in making and enforcing law at a national and international level. His recent work has been published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and in law journals of Columbia University, New York University, and Washington University in St. Louis, among others. He teaches Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Water Law, and International Environmental Law and directs upper level research and externships.

Core Faculty

Judith Ford Anspach is a Professor of Law and Director of the Ruth Lilly Law Library of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and her research forces on internet and technology resources for lawyers and legal scholars. She teaches a course in Animals and the Law.

Andrew Klein is the Paul E. Beam Professor of Law and Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor of IUPUI. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of tort and environmental law. He is co-author of two casebooks, TOXIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL TORTS: CASES AND MATERIALS (Thomson/West 2011) and Torts: Cases, Problems and Exercises (Lexis/Nexis 3rd ed. 2009), as well as a student-oriented textbook, MASTERING TORT LAW (Carolina Academic Press 2009). He teaches Toxic Tort and Environmental Law.

Carlton Waterhouse is a Professor of Law and Dean's Fellow who is nationally recognized for his work on environmental justice and is known internationally for his research and writing on reparations for historic injustices and state human rights violations. His views have been published in the Wall Street Journal online and his articles have appeared in prestigious law journals including the Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, the Fordham Environmental Law Review, and the Rutgers Law Review. He teaches the core course in Environmental Law as well as upper level courses in Environmental Justice and Law and Equality.

Tom Wilson is a Professor of Law and Director of IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law's Joint Center for Asian Law Studies. His scholarship focuses on real estate finance and mortgage foreclosure law, and in 2010 he was the Neil MacCormick Fellow at the University of Edinburgh School of Law. He teaches Land Use as well as courses in real estate development.

Adjunct Faculty

Matthew Klein is the Executive Director of the City of Indianapolis Department of Waterworks, and formerly worked with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the private firm Bose McKinney. He teaches an upper division course on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement.

Michael Mullett is a public interest law whose areas of practice have included energy, utilities, nuclear waste law and policy, and land use law and policy. He has served on the Wisconsin Citizens Utility Board, Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana, Hoosier Environmental Council, Save the Valley, Citizens for Appropriate Rural Development, Citizens Against the Pit, and Citizens for Safety. He teaches an upper division seminar in Utilities Regulation.

Vicki Wright is a partner with Krieg DeVault, and represents multi-national and Fortune 500 companies as well as mid-west based businesses involved in environmental, health and safety issues as well as products liability and toxic tort matters. She teaches the core course in Environmental Law.