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Katrina Fischer Kuh

Haub Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law
Class of 2013 Faculty Scholar
Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Environmental Law
White Plains
Preston Hall, 221 |
By Appointment Only
Faculty Assistant
Lorraine Rubich

Biography

Katrina Fischer Kuh joined the Elisabeth Haub School of Law faculty as the Haub Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law in 2017. She was previously on the faculty at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where she was a Professor of Law and served as an Associate Dean of Intellectual Life. Professor Kuh’s scholarship focuses on climate change and sustainability, and she has taught Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, Administrative Law, and Torts. She is the co-editor of The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: United States and International Aspects and Climate Change Law: An Introduction.

Before entering academia, Professor Kuh worked in the environmental and litigation practice groups in the New York office of Arnold & Porter LLP and served as an advisor on natural resource policy in the U.S. Senate. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from Yale and served as a law clerk to Judge Charles S. Haight of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge Diana Gribbon Motz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Education

  • BA, Yale College (summa cum laude)
  • JD, Yale Law School

Publications

View all of Professor Kuh’ publications on SSRN, Digital Commons or download her CV (PDF).

Honors & Awards

  • Ottinger Award 2019-2020
  • Stegner Center Young Scholar 2013
  • Undergraduate: Charles Garside Award, Howard Roberts Lamar Prize

Areas of Interest

Climate Change, Sustainability, Eco-labeling, Constitutional Environmental Rights

Related News and Stories

In the Media

Professor Katrina Kuh speaks to Governors' Wind Energy Coalition about the Supreme Court appearing to be on the verge of erasing a tool for federal agencies to defend their environmental regulations against legal attack.

“It’s just so unfortunate that we are entering a moment where we are starting to have to respond to the real-world, on-the-ground impacts of climate change,” said Katrina Fischer Kuh, an environmental law professor at Pace University. “It would be great to have a network of expert scientists to help us in this moment, and it feels like we are in the exact opposite place.”

In the Media

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Katrina Kuh speaks to Bloomberg Law News about the green amendment gaining traction in more states ahead of elections.

Right now, only Montana, Pennsylvania, and New York have green amendments as van Rossum defines them—to qualify as a true green amendment in her eyes, it must be enshrined in a state’s bill of rights. But environmental rights located farther down in other states’ constitutions still fuel cases, said Katrina Fischer Kuh, a law professor at Pace University.