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Daniel H. Cole

Professor of Law and of Public and Environmental Affairs
Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow
Affiliated Faculty, Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis
Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science
Contact Information
dancole[at] indiana[dot]edu
(812) 855-2426
Baier Hall 245
A.B. at Occidental College, 1980
A.M. at University of Chicago, 1981
J.D. at Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, 1986
J.S.M. at Stanford Law School, 1991
J.S.D. at Stanford Law School, 1996
B506 Climate Law and Policy
Environmental Law
International Environmental Law
Land Use
Law and Economics
Natural Resource Law
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  • Cum laude graduate of Northwestern Law School, Lewis and Clark College, with a certificate in environmental and natural resources law
  • Earned JSM and JSD degrees from Stanford Law School
  • Joined the Maurer School of Law faculty in 2011
  • Affiliated Faculty, Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis
  • Scholarship focuses on intersection of law, economics, and politics of property, natural resources, and related fields.
  • Also an expert on Poland and Polish law
  • Member, executive committee, Russian and East European Institute
  • Co-prinicipal investigator, $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant

Daniel H. Cole, an internationally recognized environmental law and economics scholar, joined the Indiana Law faculty in 2011. Most of his writings are at the intersection of the law, economics, and politics of property, natural resources law, land use, and environmental protection. He has also written extensively about Poland and Polish law. Cole is the author of seven books and more than forty articles. His works have published in England, France, Italy, and China, as well as the United States.

An award-winning teacher, Cole has taught courses including climate law and policy, environmental law, international environmental law, land use, law and economics, natural resources law, property, and property theory.

Cole sits on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law, and is a founding member of both the Midwest Law and Economics Association and the Society for Environmental Law and Economics. He is a Life Member of Clare Hall (College for Advanced Study), Cambridge, and has served as a Visiting Scholar in the Faculties of Law and Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. In the fall of 2001, Cole was the John S. Lehmann Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis. Before moving to Bloomington, he was the R. Bruce Townsend Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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