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Kalyani Robbins

Title/s:  Morris I. Leibman Professor of Law

Specialty Area: Environmental Law

Office #:  1322

Phone: 312-915-6310

Email: Krobbins3@luc.edu

CV Link: Robbins CV

External Webpage: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1137733


Professor Kalyani Robbins is a nationally recognized scholar in the field of Environmental & Natural Resources Law, best known for her expertise in Biodiversity Conservation, as well as her work relating to Climate Change Governance. She is also an emerging scholar in the field of Property. She teaches Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Property, Criminal Procedure, and seminars in Biodiversity and Climate Change.

Professor Robbins travels frequently for speaking engagements, serves or has served in leadership roles within both the ABA and the AALS, and has published several books. Her work has been published in the legal academic journals at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, NYU, University of Minnesota, University of Oregon, Lewis & Clark, SUNY Buffalo, McGeorge, Case Western Reserve, University of Akron, Fordham, and Pace.

Prior to joining the Loyola University Chicago law faculty in 2019, Professor Robbins served on the law faculties at Florida International University and the University of Akron, as well as two visits at the University of San Francisco. In her years before academia, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and was Legal Director for Sequoia ForestKeeper, an environmental nonprofit. She also clerked for The Honorable Norman H. Stahl of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and The Honorable Faith S. Hochberg of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Professor Robbins completed her undergraduate work at U.C. Berkeley before going on to receive her J.D. from Stanford Law School, and her LL.M. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, cum laude, from Lewis & Clark Law School. She has been admitted to the California and New York bars.


BA, University of California at Berkeley
JD, Stanford Law School
LLM, Environmental & Natural Resources Law, Lewis & Clark Law School