Dan Bodansky

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 preeminent authority on global climate change whose teaching and research focus on international environmental law and public international law. He teaches courses in 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 the College of Law 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 has served as the climate change coordinator and attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of State, in addition to consulting 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 Pew Center on Global Climate Change. He serves on the board of editors of the American Journal of 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.

Selected Works

Daniel Bodansky, Robert L. Glicksman, David L. Markell, William W. Buzbee, Daniel R. Mandelker, Environmental Protection: Law and Policy (Aspen Casebook Series, 6th ed., 2011).

Legal Realism and Its Discontents, 15 Leiden J. Int. L. 267 (2015).

The Who, What and Wherefore of Geoengineering Governance, 121 Climatic Change 539 (2013).

Climate Change: Transnational Order or Disorder, in Transnational Legal Orders (Terence Halliday & Gregory Schaffer, eds., (Cambridge University Press, 2015)).

International Environmental Law, in The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy (Robert Falkner, Wiley 2013).



Assistant: Emoline Fox

Curriculum Vitae

A.B., Harvard University (1979)

M.Phil., Cambridge University (1981)

J.D., Yale Law School (1984)