Alex Erwin

  • Visiting Assistant Professor
Preston Hall 223


B.S., Washington and Lee University (2013)
J.D., James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona (2018)
Ph.D., University of Arizona (2020)

Alex Erwin joined the Elisabeth Haub School of Law faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Law in 2021. Professor Erwin teaches Environmental Law and Conservation Law.

Professor Erwin's research is primarily focused around wildlife conservation and, more broadly, bridging the gaps between science, policy, and the law.  He wants to better understand and affect the American system of wildlife conservation from the ground up: from field work and wet-lab genetics all the way up to congressional acts and court cases.  Additionally, he has first author publications in both law reviews and peer-reviewed scientific journals.  His article, Hybridizing Law: A Policy for Hybridization Under the Endangered Species Act, was recognized with an Honorable Mention in the 2018 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review (ELPAR) as one of the top environmental policy-relevant articles from 2016-2017.

Prior to joining the Haub Law faculty, Professor Erwin was a Teaching Fellow and Professor of Practice at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.  Professor Erwin received both his J.D., magna cum laude, and Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Arizona.  His dissertation was titled: The Use of Conservation Genomics to Inform Law and Policy.