Professor Eric Dannenmaier is director of the Program on Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law at Indiana University McKinney School of Law. He teaches Constitutional Law, Property, Natural Resources, Energy Law and related courses. During September-October 2015, he is teaching a short course in Sustainable Energy Law and Policy at Tulane Law School.
Dannenmaier’s scholarship focuses on environmental democracy, and he has researched and published widely on legal and institutional frameworks for public access to environmental decision-making in national and international law. His current research relates to the governance of the 34-state Mississippi River Watershed, examining the need for, and growth of, legal and institutional frameworks for cooperative environmental management of the largest watershed in the United States.
Dannenmaier was director of Tulane Law School’s Institute for Environmental Law and Policy in 2001-06. He also was a Bretzfelder Fellow at Columbia Law School in 2006-07 and Visiting Chair of Natural Resources Law at the University of Calgary in 2001. He served as director of the Environmental Law Program of the U.S. Agency for International Development in 1996-2000. He also practiced law in Boston and Washington, D.C.
In 2014, President Barack Obama appointed Dannenmaier to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation Joint Public Advisory Committee, which was created under NAFTA to promote regional environmental cooperation and enforcement of national environmental laws within the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Professor Dannenmaier's CV
Fall 2015 - Sustainable
Energy Law and Policy (short course)