Faculty: Colin Crawford

Colin Crawford

Title(s):
Professor of Law, Dean of the School of Law
School(s):
Law
Campus(es):
San Francisco
GGU Faculty Bios

Colin Crawford is a prolific scholar in environmental, urban development, and land-use law. He also has experience with international programs, having developed and taught courses throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, served as the Project Director for the Environmental Law Capacity-Building Initiative in Central America funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, and published books and articles in English, Spanish and Portuguese, languages in which he is fluent. He has also lectured and taught in China, Cuba, France, Japan, Panama, and South Korea, and was a Fulbright scholar in the Dominican Republic. He has a law degree from Harvard Law School and degrees in modern history from Cambridge and Columbia universities. He was admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

Dean Crawford has lectured and published widely in the U.S. and abroad, concentrating his work especially in Latin America. He is a faculty associate at an interdisciplinary graduate program offered by four top universities in Rio de Janeiro. He regularly teaches comparative environmental law and policy courses at both the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and at the University of the Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia. In the Spring 2017 semester, he was resident at the University Carlos III in Madrid, Spain, as the holder of the UC3M-Santander Chair of Excellence. Dean Crawford also visited Bucerius Law School, in Hamburg, Germany, as the Max Kade Visiting Professor. He has also lectured and taught in China, Cuba, France, Japan, Panama and South Korea, and was a Fulbright scholar in the Dominican Republic.


 RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Environmental Law
  • Land Use Law & Policy
  • Legal Theory
  • Property Law
  • Urban Law

EDUCATION

  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • MA, University of Cambridge
  • BA, Columbia University

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Dean,  Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
  • Robert C. Cudd Professor of Environmental Law at Tulane University Law School
  • Professor, Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, where he founded and co-directed the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Professor Crawford's SSRN page.

Books:

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Articles (Most recent):

Additional works for Colin Crawford may be found here.


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member of Editorial Council, Panorama of Brazilian Law, since 2014.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Diversitates, an inter-disciplinary online academic journal based at the Núcleo de Inclusão Social (Center for Social Inclusion), Institute for Philosophy and Social Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, since 2009.
  • Board Member, Latina & Latino Critical Legal Theory, Inc., elected in 2007 for a three-year term.