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Professor of Law
Robert Abrams is an expert in both Water Law and Environmental Law. He is co-author of a leading casebook in each field: Legal Control of Water Resources (with Joseph Sax, Barton Thompson, Jr., and John Leshy, 4th ed. 2006) and Nature Law & Society: A Coursebook on Environmental Law & Policy, (with Zygmunt Plater, Robert Graham, Lisa Heinzerling, & David Wirth (3rd ed. 2004). Professor Abrams is past Chair of the ABA Water Resources Committee and is currently serving as a Vice Chair of that committee. He is a contributing editor of the Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases and a Life Member of the American Law Institute.
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Publications by Professor Abrams:
Legal Control of Water Resources(4th Ed. 2006, West Publishing Co., 1104 pages with accompanying Teacher’s Manual) co-author with Joseph Sax & Barton Thompson, Jr., & John Leshy.
Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society, (3rd Ed. 2004, Aspen Publishing Co., 1312 pages with accompanying Teacher’s Manual) co-author with Zygmunt Plater, William Goldfarb, Robert Graham, Lisa Heinzerling, & David Wirth.
Water Federalism and the Army Corps of Engineers Role in Eastern States Water Allocation, 31 University of Arkansas Little Rock Law Review 395 (2009)
The Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 as a Model for Interjurisdictional Water Governance, 54 Wayne Statue Law Review 1635 (2008)
Settlement of the ACF Controversy: Sisyphus at the Dawn of the 21st Century, 31 Hamline Law Review 679 (2008)
Climate Change and Freshwater Resources, 22 Natural Resources & Environment 30 (Winter 2008) (co-author with Noah Hall & Brent Stuntz)
Walking the Beach to the Core of Sovereignty: The Historic Basis for the Public Trust Doctrine Applied in Glass v. Goeckel, 40 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 861 (2007).
Broadening Narrow Perspectives and Nuisance Law: Protecting Ecosystem Services in the ACF Basin, 22 J. Land Use & Env. Law 243 (2007).
Interstate Water Allocation: A Contemporary Primer for Eastern States, 25 University of Arkansas Little Rock Law Review 155 (2002).
Superfund and the Evolution of Brownfields Federalism, 21 William & Mary Environmental Policy Journal 265 (1997).