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Katrina Fischer Kuh

Katrina Fischer Kuh

kkuh@law.pace.edu
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Katrina Fischer Kuh joined the Elisabeth Haub School of Law faculty as the Haub Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law in 2017.  She was previously on the faculty at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where she was a Professor of Law and served as an Associate Dean of Intellectual Life.  Professor Kuh’s scholarship focuses on climate change and sustainability and she has taught Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, Administrative Law and Torts.  She is the co-editor of The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: United States and International Aspects and Co-Chair of the International Bar Association Working Group on the Legal Aspects of Climate Change Adaptation.

Before entering academia, Professor Kuh worked in the environmental and litigation practice groups in the New York office of Arnold & Porter LLP and served as an advisor on natural resource policy in the United States Senate.  She received her undergraduate and law degrees from Yale and served as a law clerk to Judge Charles S. Haight of the District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge Diana Gribbon Motz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Courses: 
  • Environmental Law Survey
  • International Environmental Law
  • Climate Change Law

 

Publications: 
The Law of Climate Change Mitigation: An Overview, in Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (Elsevier 2017).
Environmental Privacy, 2015 Utah L. Rev. 1 (2015).

Agnostic Adaptation, in A Response to the IPCC Fifth Assessment, 45 ELR 10027 (2015) & Contemporary Issues In Climate Change Law & Policy: Essays Inspired by the IPCC (Robin Kundis Craig & Stephen R. Miller, eds. 2016).

Accessing Law: An Empirical Study Exploring the Influence of Legal Research Medium, 16 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 757 (2014) (with Stefan H. Krieger).

An Unnatural Divide:  How Law Obscures Individual Environmental Harms, in Environmental Law and Contrasting Ideas of Nature: A Constructivist Approach (Keith Hirokawa ed.) (2014).

Transparency in Support of Sustainability, in Rethinking Sustainability to Meet the Climate Change Challenge, 43 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10342 (2013).

Personal Environmental Information: The Promise and Perils of the Emerging Capacity to Identify Individual Environmental Harms, 65 Vand. L. Rev. 1565 (2012).

Impact Review, Disclosure & Planning, in The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: U.S. and International Aspects (Michael B. Gerrard & Katrina Fischer Kuh, eds. 2012).

When Government Intrudes: Regulating Individual Behaviors that Harm the Environment, 61 Duke L.J. 1111 (2012).

Climate Change and CERCLA Remedies, 2 Seattle J. Envtl. L. 61 (2012).
Richard Webster & Katrina Kuh, Energy, Climate and Hazardous Site Remediation, ABA Energy Committees Newsletter, Dec. 2010, at 5.

Capturing Individual Harms, 35 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 155 (2011).

Foreword: Energy and the Environment: Empowering Consumers, 37 Hofstra L. Rev. 911 (2009).

Using Local Knowledge to Shrink the Individual Carbon Footprint, 37 Hofstra L. Rev. 923 (2009) (invited Idea submission), reprinted in Local Climate Change & Society (Mohamed Salih, ed. 2012)

Electronically Manufactured Law, 22 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 223 (2008).

Harnessing the Treaty Power in Support of Environmental Regulation of Activities That Don’t “Substantially Affect Interstate Commerce”: Recognizing the Realities of the New Federalism, 22 Va. Envtl. L. J. 167 (2004).
Works in Progress
Eco-Labeling Policy: Incorporating Insights from Human Behavioral Ecology, Cognitive/Evolutionary Psychology, Behavioral Law & Economics, and Norm Theory (reviewing research to support the design and implementation of eco-labeling schemes) (with Jason J. Czarnezki & K. Ingemar Jonsson).
IBA, Report of the Working Group on the Legal Aspects of Climate Change Adaptation (evaluating legal and policy responses in the context of technology transfer, climate migration, and food security) (Co-chair).
Informational Regulation, the Environment, and the Public (evaluating mechanisms for communicating environmental information to individuals) (with David Markell).