Robert L. Fischman is George P. Smith, II Distinguished Professor of Law; Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (adjunct) at Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.
Professor Fischman is a distinguished scholar whose articles have won recognition as among the most influential in environmental law. He is a co-author of the leading casebook on public land and resources law. His book on management of the National Wildlife Refuge System has become the standard reference in the field. He has written on public land management, endangered species recovery, environmental impact analysis, federalism, and global climate change.
At Indiana University School of Law, Fischman teaches environmental law, administrative law, public natural resources law, water law, wildlife law, and an advanced environmental seminar. As an adjunct professor at the university’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, he teaches a capstone seminar.
Prior to joining Indiana University in 1992, he taught at the University of Wyoming. Before that he served as Natural Resources Program Director and Staff Attorney at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. He has taught as a visiting professor in the environmental law programs of both the Vermont Law School and the Lewis and Clark School of Law. Professor Fischman also spent a year as a senior research scholar at Yale Law School.
Professor Fischman has published dozens of articles on environmental law and policy in journals such as the University of Colorado Law Review, Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Natural Resources Journal, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, and Minnesota Law Review. His peer-reviewed publications have appeared in many journals such as BioScience, Conservation Biology, and Environmental Management.
Professor Fischman is a founding board member of the Conservation Law Center, Inc., which operates the Indiana University Maurer School of Law conservation law clinic.