Randall S. Abate

Professor of Law
Director, Center for International Law and Justice
Project Director, Environment, Development & Justice Program

Phone: 407-254-4044
Email: randall.abate@famu.edu

Randall AbateProfessor Abate teaches courses in environmental law, international and comparative law, and constitutional law.  Professor Abate joined the FAMU College of Law faculty in 2009 with fifteen years of full-time law teaching experience at Vermont Law School, Widener University School of Law–Harrisburg, Rutgers School of Law–Camden, Florida Coastal School of Law, and Florida State University College of Law.  He also has taught International Environmental Law in summer abroad programs at the University of Nairobi Law School, the University of British Columbia Law School, and in Shimla, India, and International Ocean Law and Select Topics in U.S./Carribean Environmental Law in a winter intersession program at the Cayman Islands Law School.  He has published widely on environmental law topics, with a recent emphasis on climate change law and policy.  His climate change articles have been published in the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy (2006), Stanford Environmental Law Journal (2007), Connecticut Law Review (2008), William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review (2008), Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum (2009), Washington Law Review (2010), Pace Environmental Law Review (2010), Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law (2010), and Seattle Journal of Environmental Law (2011).  Between his years in academia at Vermont and Widener, Professor Abate handled environmental law matters at two law firms in Manhattan.  He holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester and a J.D. and M.S.E.L. (Environmental Law and Policy) from Vermont Law School.



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     Office # 342.  Drop by, or schedule an appointment       Celia Westbrook
            Office: 407-254-3234


Courses taught by Professor Abate: Links:
  • Adv. Topics in Envt'l Law Seminar
  • Animal Law
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Books Chapters

  • Ocean Iron Fertilization: Science, Law and Uncertainty, in CLIMATE CHANGE GEOENGINEERING: PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES, LEGAL ISSUES, AND GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORKS (Cambridge University Press 2013)



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