Katrina Fischer Kuh

  • Haub Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law
  • Class of 2013 Faculty Scholar
Assistant: Contact Program Manager, Lorraine Rubich
Preston Hall, Environmental Law Suite

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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.

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.

You can follow Professor Kuh on Twitter at @ProfKTQ​




Books and Book Chapters

The International Climate Change Treaty Regime, Litigating Government (In)Action on Climate Change; and Legal and Policy Levers to Prompt Action by Private Climate Change Actors in INTRODUCTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE LAW (forthcoming 2021).

Canada and the United States (with M.C. Leach) in RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION LAW (L.S. Reins & J.M. Verschuuren, eds.) (forthcoming 2021).

Professional Responsibility and the Corporate Hoodwink: Using the Climate Disinformation Campaign to Examine the Ethical Responsibilities of Attorneys When Corporate Clients Mislead the Public to Avoid Government Regulation (with L. Griffin), in ENVIRONMENTAL LAW DISRUPTED (K. Hirokawa & J. Owley, eds.) (forthcoming 2021).

The Law of Climate Change Mitigation: An Overview, in REFERENCE MODULE IN EARTH SYSTEMS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Elsevier 2017).

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).

An Unnatural Divide:  How Law Obscures Individual Environmental Harms, in ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND CONTRASTING IDEAS OF NATURE: A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH (Keith Hirokawa ed.) (2014).

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).


Environmental Law, Disrupted by COVID-19, 51 ENVTL. L. REP. NEWS & ANALYSIS 10509 (June 2021) (with Rebecca Bratspies, Vanessa Casado Perez, Robin Kundis Craig, Lissa Griffin, Keith Hirokawa, Sarah Krakoff, Jessica Owley, Melissa Powers, Shannon Roesler, Jonathan Rosenbloom, J.B. Ruhl, Erin Ryan, David Takacs).

Scientific Gerrymandering & Bifurcation, 29 N.Y.U. ENVTL. L.J. 171 (2021) (with Megan Edwards & Frederick A. McDonald).

The Legitimacy of Judicial Climate Engagement, 46 ECOLOGY L.Q. 731 (2020).

Crafting Next Generation Eco-Label Policy, 48 Envtl L 409 (2018) (with Jason J. Czarnezki & K. Ingemar Jonsson).

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).

Other Writing 

Commentary, For Businesses, Green Amendment is Double Green, WESTCHESTER & FAIRFIELD COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNALS (April 19, 2021) (with Maya K. van Rossum), https://westfaironline.com/135277/for-businesses-green-amendment-is-double-green/.

Commentary, Why Do We Need the Green Amendment, NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL (March 15, 2021), https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2021/03/15/why-do-we-need-the-green-amendment/.

Ethics & the Profession 2020 Annual Report, American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources Year in Review 2020 (with James May).