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Randall S. Abate

Randall S. Abate

Director of Center for International Law and Justice
Project Director of Environment, Development & Justice Program

Randall S. Abate is a Professor of Law, Director of the Center for International Law and Justice, and Project Director of the Environment, Development & Justice Program at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law in Orlando, Florida. Professor Abate teaches Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Environmental Justice, Natural Resources Law and Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law, Public International Law, Constitutional Law I and II, and Animal Law and Policy Seminar.  Professor Abate joined the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law faculty in 2009 with fifteen years of full-time law teaching experience at Vermont Law School, Widener Law School–Harrisburg, Rutgers School of Law–Camden, Florida Coastal School of Law, and Florida State College of Law. He has taught international and comparative environmental law courses in Argentina, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Kenya, India, and Ukraine. In June 2015, he taught Comparative Animal Law in a study abroad program in Granada, Spain.

Professor Abate has published and presented widely on environmental law topics, with a recent emphasis on climate change law and justice. His articles on climate change law and justice have appeared in the Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Connecticut Law Review, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, Washington Law Review, William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, Seattle Journal of Environmental Law, Ottawa Law Review, Tulane Environmental Law Journal, Fordham Environmental Law Review, and UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs. He is the editor of Climate Justice: Case Studies in Global and Regional Governance Challenges (ELI Press, forthcoming Jan. 2017), What Can Animal Law Learn from Environmental Law? (ELI Press 2015), and Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives (Oxford University Press 2015), and co-editor of Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Search for Legal Remedies (Edward Elgar 2013). Early in his career, Professor Abate handled environmental law matters at two law firms in Manhattan. He holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester and a J.D. and M.S.E.L. (Environmental Law and Policy) from Vermont Law School. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy.

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