Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Lakshman D. Guruswamy

Nicholas Doman Professor of International Environmental Law &
Director of the Center for Energy & Environmental Security (CEES)
International Law, International Environmental Law, Pollution Law

University of Colorado Law School
416 Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0401
Office: 416
Phone: (303) 735-0181
E-mail: lakshman.guruswamy@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
LL.B.   Sri Lanka     
Ph.D.   University of Durham, United Kingdom     
Bio:
Lakshman Guruswamy, the Nicholas Doman Professor of International Environmental Law at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was born in Sri Lanka, and is a recognized expert in International Environmental and Energy Law. Lakshman teaches International Environmental Law, International Energy Law, and Energy Justice at CU. He is also the Director of the Center for Energy & Environment Security (CEES) of the University of Colorado. This is an interdisciplinary Center that seeks to find renewable energy solutions for the energy deficits confronting the globe, and pursues environmental justice for peoples of the developing world. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, he taught in Sri Lanka, the UK, and the Universities of Iowa and Arizona. Guruswamy is a frequent speaker at scholarly meetings in the US and around the world. He is the author of books traversing crucial aspects of international environmental and energy law, and is widely published in international energy and environmental law in legal and scientific journals.

Published Books

International Environmental Law in a Nutshell, 3d edition, (2007).
Encyclopedia of life support systems, Editor for 4 volumes on Energy (UNESCO), (2002).
Guruswamy (with Suzette Grillot eds.), Arms Control and the Environment, (2001).
Guruswamy (with Burns Weston, Geoffrey Palmer, & Jonathan Carlson), International Environmental Law and World Order, 2d Edition, (1999).
Guruswamy (with Jeffrey McNeely eds.), Protection of Global Biodiversity: Converging Strategies, (1998).

Articles

Guruswamy (with Dan Tarlock), Integrated Water Resources Management, in Search Of Sustainable Water Management (2005).
Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development, 8 Chapman L. Rev. 77 (2005).
A New Framework: Post-Kyoto Energy and Environmental Security, 16 Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L. & Pol'y 333 (2005).
Guruswamy (with A. Dan Tarlock), Sustainability and the Future of Western Water Law, in In Search of Sustainable Water Management: International Lessons for the American West and Beyond 155 (Douglas S. Kenney ed., 2005).
Sustainable Energy: A Preliminary Framework, 38 Ind. L. Rev. 671 (2005).
Dispute Resolution: UNCLOS v. WTO, in Bringing New Law to Ocean Waters (2004).
Environmental Law, in Oxford Encyclopedia of American Law (2004).
Jurisdictional Conflicts Between International Tribunals: A Framework for Adjudication & Implementation, in Bringing New Law to Ocean Waters 297 (David D. Caron & Harry N. Scheiber eds., 2004).
Sustainable Agriculture: Do GMOs Imperil Biosafety?, 9 Indiana J. Glob. Leg. Studies 461 (2002).
Integration and Biocomplexity, 27.4 Ecology L. Q. (2000).
Climate Change: the Next Dimension, 15 J. Land Use & Envl'l Law 341 (2000).
The Annihilation of Sea Turtles: WTO Intransigence & U.S. Equivocation, Environmental Law Reporter, 10261 (2000).
The Convention on Biological Diversity: exposing the flawed foundations, 26(2) Environmental conservation 79 (1999).
Nuclear Arms Control: The Environmental Dimension, 10 Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L & Pol'y 267 (1999).
Guruswamy (with Jason C. Roberts & Catina Drywater), Protecting the Cultural and Natural Heritage of Humankind: Finding Common Ground, 34 Tulsa L.J 713 (1999).
The Promise of UNCLOS: Justice in Trade and Environment Disputes, 25 Ecology L. Q 189 (1998).
Should UNCLOS or GATT Decide Trade and Environment Disputes?, 7 Minn. J. Global Trade 287 (1998).
Protection of Indigenous Cultural Heritage: A New Perspective, XI Sovereignty Symposium (1998).

Book Chapters

Arctic Nuclear Pollution, in The Oceans and the Nuclear Age: Legacies and Risks (David D. Caron & Harry N. Scheiber eds.) (2009).
Energy Justice, in Climate Change: A Reader (William H. Rodgers, Jr., et al. eds.) (2009).
Guruswamy (with James Rubin and others), International Environmental Law, in Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2008, at 92 (Robert Butkin et al. eds., Am. Bar Ass'n) (2009).
Guruswamy (with Jane C. Luxton, Kevin L. Doran, Adam Reed & Elias Quinn), International Environmental Law,, in Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2007, at 97 (Irma Russell & Gary Allison et al. eds., Am. Bar Ass'n) (2008).
Guruswamy (with D.D. Caron And H.N. Scheiber), Arctic Nuclear Pollution, in Oceans In The Nuclear Age: Legacies And Risks, Ch. 12 (David Caron and Harry Scheiber eds., Berkeley University Press) (2007).
Guruswamy (with Kevin Doran), The Effectiveness and Impacts of International Energy Treaties, in From Barriers to Opportunities: Renewable Energy Issues in Law and Policy, at 89 (Coppock et al. eds., Yale) (2007).
Guruswamy (with Kevin L. Doran and Vail Thorne), International Environmental Law, in, 22-23 Environment, Energy and Resources Law: The Year in Review: 2005-06 (ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, 2006).
Jurisdictional Conflicts Between International Tribunals: A Framework for Adjudication and Implementation, in Bringing New Law to Ocean Waters (Caron & Scheiber, eds.) (2005).
Paradigms of Regulation, in Legal Visions of the 21st Century: Essays in Honour of Judge Christopher Weeramantry, Antony Anghie & Garry Sturgess eds. (1998).
Introduction, (ii) The Convention on Biological Diversity: A Polemic, in Protection of Global Biodiversity: Converging Strategies (1998).
Guruswamy (with Jeffrey McNeely eds.), Conclusion, (iii), in Protection of Global Biodiversity: Converging Strategies (1998).
Increasing the Effectiveness of the Court Through International Environmental Law, in Increasing the Effectiveness of the International Court of Justice, Connie Peck & Roy Lee (eds.) (1997).

Book Reviews

Book Review, 15 Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L. & Pol'y 229 (2005).
Book Review: The Environmental Consequences of War, American J.of Int'l law (2002).
Asian Dragons and Green Trade, 9 Colo. J. Int'l Envtl.L & Pol'y 393 (1998).

Courses:

Spring 2015 International Environmental Law LAWS 6510-001
Spring 2015 Energy Justice LAWS 7232-001
Spring 2014 International Environmental Law LAWS 6510-001
Fall 2013 Energy Justice LAWS 7232-001
Fall 2013 Oil & International Relations LAWS 8320-001
Spring 2013 International Environmental Law LAWS 6510-001
Fall 2012 Energy Justice LAWS 7232-001