Colin Crawford

Dean and Professor of Law

About

Colin Crawford is the 24th dean of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.

Prior to coming to Brandeis, Dean Crawford served as the Robert C. Cudd Professor of Environmental Law at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. At Tulane, Dean Crawford also directed the university's multi-disciplinary graduate and undergraduate Development Studies programs. In that capacity, he also taught undergraduate courses in the School of Liberal Arts.

Before Tulane, Dean Crawford was a tenured member of the faculty at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, where he founded and co-directed the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, which has developed new models for field-based education in comparative environmental and land use law.

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.

As a scholar, his work concentrates on comparative environmental and land use law and policy, with a special focus on the social and urban implications of environmental and land use planning choices. Dean Crawford is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and has a working knowledge of French. 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.

Property

Sustainability, Development and the Law

Introduction to International Development

Comparative Urban Law

Most recent five years. See CV for complete list.

Works in Progress

El Derecho Administrativo Estadounidense: del Modelo Clásico Hasta Las Prácticas Nuevas [U.S. Administrative Law: From the Classical Model to New Practices], in Marcos Vaquer Cabellería, ed., Derecho Administrativo Comparado [Comparative Administrative Law] (Editorial Tirant Lo Blanch, Barcelona). Manuscript submitted and publication anticipated late 2017.

Sharia, direitos humanos e o meio ambiente. [Sharia, Human Rights and the Environment. Raquel Hogemann, ed., Direitos Humanos e Sharia [Human Rights Law and Sharia. Publisher TBD. Manuscript submitted to editors and publication anticipated 2018.

Access to Justice for Four Billion: Urban and Environmental Options and Challenges. NYU J. Envtl. L. (forthcoming 2018).

Bottled Water Consumption, Public Service Provision and Governability: A Manifesto for New Bottled Water Norms.

Access to Justice and Collective and Diffuse Rights: Theoretical Problems for Classical Contract Theory.

"Curious Bedfellows: The Social Function of Property and the Right to the City in Brazil," chapter in Paul Babie and Jessica Viven-Wilksch, eds., The Social Function of Property in Comparative Property Theory and Law: The Seminal Work of Léon Duguit. (Springer Publishers). Publication anticipated 2018.

Books

Constitutionalism in the Americas (author of introduction and co-editor, with Daniel Bonilla Maldonado). (Edward Elgar Publishing). Publication anticipated 2018 (peer reviewed).

Derecho y Política Ambiental: Teoría y Practica [Environmental Law and Policy: Theory and Practice], a digital book prepared for Spanish-speaking teachers and students of environmental law and policy with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development/Higher Education for Development (Editor and Contributor) (2016).

Book Chapters

"The Political Economy of Legal Knowledge in Action: Collaborative Projects in the Americas," in Gus Gregorutti and Nanette Svenson, eds., Innovative North-South University Research Partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean. (Palgrave Macmillan). Publication in 2018 (peer-reviewed).

"Ecotourism Regulation and the Move to a Green Economy," in Maharaj Vijay Reddy and Keith Wilkes, eds., Tourism in the Green Economy (Routledge: New York, 2015) (with Jared Sternberg) (peer-reviewed).

Entries on (1) New Orleans, United States and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, vol. 8 (Berkshire Publishing, 2015) (peer-reviewed).

"Avanços e recuos no diálogo entre juízes na tradição jurisprudencial Americana" [Advances and retreats in judicial dialogues in the US legal tradition], in Diáologos Entre Juízes, Maria Edelvacy Marinho, Solange Teles da Silva and Liziane Paixão Silva Oliveira, eds. (Canal 6 Editora: São Paulo, 2015).

Shantytowns, Slums and Sustainable Construction: Law And Policy Considerations, Proceedings of the 40th Annual International Association of Housing Science (IAHS, 2015) (with Edésio Fernandes and Becky L. Jacobs).

"Green Building Certification: Legal and Regulatory Issues," in Renewable Energy Generation in South America 2014: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development (REGSA, 2015) (with Becky L. Jacobs).

"Poverty Metrics and Energy Efficiency," in Renewable Energy Generation in South America 2014: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development (REGSA, 2015).

"Controversial aspects of environmental protection in international investment law," in Marilda Rosado de Sá Ribeiro, ed., Direito Internacional dos Investimentos [International Investment Law](Renovar: Rio de Janeiro, 2014).

"Greening New Orleans: Local Government Post-Katrina," in Greening Local Government: Legal Strategies for Promoting Sustainability, Efficiency and Fiscal Savings, Keith H. Hirokawa and Patricia Salkin, eds. (American Bar Association, 2013), with Brandon David Sousa.

Articles

Density, Affordable Housing and Social Inclusion: A Modest Proposal for Cape Town, J. Comp. Urb. L. & Pol. 1: Art. 7 (2017).

A Comparative Consideration of Development Charges in Cape Town, J. Comp. Urb. L. & Pol. 1: Art. 4 (2017) (with Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer).

Academic Collaborations in the Americas: Some Reflections on the Political Economy of Legal Knowledge, 12 Revista Eletrônica do Curso de Direito da UFSM [Universidad Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil] (2017) (with Daniel Bonilla Maldonado).

A função social da propriedade e o direito à cidade: a teoria e a prática [The Social Function of Property and the Right to the City: Theory and Practice, Instituto de Pesquisa Economia Aplicada, Rio de Janeiro [Institute of Applied Economic Research] (2017) (peer-reviewed) Discussion Text 2282 of this major Brazilian government think tank.

Social Function and Value Capture: Do They or Should They Have a Role to Play in Polish Land Development Regulation?, 63 Studia Iuridica 97 (2016) (with Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer and Dawid Szescilo).

Natural Disasters and Moral Responsibility, 8 Bahçeshir University Law Review (Istanbul, Turkey) 131 (2013) (with Maria Clara Dias).

The Social Function of Property and the Human Capacity to Flourish, 80 Fordham L.R. 1089 (2011), published in Spanish as "La function social de la propiedad y la capacidad humana de prosperar in La Función Social de la Propiedad, Daniel Bonilla Maldonado, ed. (Buenos Aires: Eudeba, 2013).

Most recent five years. See CV for complete list.

Climate Change and Human Rights, inaugural lecture to the entering class of the Graduate Program for Study of Public Policies in Human Rights (NEPP), School of Social Service, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, September 10, 2015.

Current Issues in International Environmental Law and Energy, II Seminário Avançado de Direito Internacional e Direito da Energia (2nd annual advanced seminar on International Law and Energy Law), Law School, State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), September 2, 2015.

Public Participation and Climate Change Law, Closing Presentation for Law Week, Law School, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, August 17, 2015.

Conference Organizer and Speaker, The Social Function of Property and the Right to the City, at "The Right to City: Practice and Theory," a joint conference sponsored by the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), and the Institute for Research and Urban and Regional Planning (IPPUR) and the Center for Social Inclusion (NIS), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, August 3-4, 2015.

Inaugural Lecture, Climate Change and Applied Ethics in Cities, to new term of postgraduate program in bioethics and applied bioethics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, August 7, 2015.

Invited Judge, 1st Annual Moot Court in Sustainable Development and Human Rights, Federal University of Rondônia, Porto Velho, Rondônia, August 13-14, 2015.

Conference Organizer and Speaker, The Social Function of Property and the Right to the City, at "The Right to City: Practice and Theory," a joint conference sponsored by the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), and the Institute for Research and Urban and Regional Planning (IPPUR) and the Center for Social Inclusion (NIS), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, August 3-4, 2015.

Co-Creator of the Inter-American Moot Court on Law & Sustainable Development, a joint effort between Tulane University Law School, FGV Direito-Rio (Fundação Getúlio Vargas School of Law—Rio de Janeiro) and the Universidad de los Andes Facultad de Derecho, Bogotá, which will celebrate its 6th edition in February 2016.

Advisory Council, Núcleo de Estudos de Políticas Públicas em Direitos Humanos (Center for the Study of Public Policies in Human Rights), since 2015.

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, (http://diversitates.com.br), since 2009.