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Robert L. Fischman

Professor of Law
Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow, and Adjunct Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University
School of Law
Bloomington, Indiana 47405

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  • J.D., 1987, University of Michigan School of Law. Belfield-Bates Fellow
  • M.S., 1987, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources
  • A.B., 1984, Princeton University, Summa Cum Laude Geological and Geophysical Sciences


Professor Fischman has served as a visiting professor in the environmental law programs at both the Vermont Law School and the Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law. Before joining the Indiana faculty in 1992, he taught at the University of Wyoming College of Law, and served as Natural Resources Program Director and Staff Attorney at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. Professor Fischman holds J.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of Michigan and an A.B. from Princeton University.

Professor Fischman's research seeks to strengthen the connections between the pollution control and the resource management fields of environmental law. He has written on public lands management, endangered species recovery, biological diversity protection, environmental impact analysis, global climate change, administrative appeals, and property interests. Professor Fischman teaches environmental law, administrative law, public natural resources law, water law, and an advanced environmental seminar. In 2001, as a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School, Professor Fischman's work focused on cooperative federalism in endangered species protection, the meaning of public lands organic legislation, and the National Wildlife Refuge System.

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