Lakshman D. Guruswamy

Nicholas Doman Professor of International Environmental Law & International Energy Programs GWC
International Law, International Environmental Law, Oil and International Relations, Global Energy Justice

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

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
LL.B.   Sri Lanka     
Ph.D.   University of Durham, United Kingdom     
Bio:
Lakshman Guruswamy, a nationally and internationally recognized expert in International Environmental and Global Energy Law was born in Sri Lanka, and is the Nicholas Doman Professor of International Environmental Law at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) Law School. Prior to joining CU, he taught in Sri Lanka, the UK, and the Universities of Iowa and Arizona. At CU, he teaches International Environmental Law, Global Energy Justice, Oil and International Relations, and International Law. He is the director of international energy programs at the Getches-Wilkinson Center, and his research uses interdisciplinary frameworks to explore how and why energy justice calls for the fashioning of practical energy solutions, for the energy poor inhabiting the least developed parts of the deve loping world. Lakshman is widely published, and is a frequent speaker at scholarly meetings in the US and around the world. He is the author of Global Energy Justice: Law and Policy (West, 2016), International Energy and Poverty: The Emerging Frontiers (Routledge, 2016), International Environmental Law in a Nutshell (4d ed. 2012), and the co-author of International Environmental Law and World Order (2nd. 1999), Biological Diversity: Converging Strategies (1998), Arms Control and the Environment (2001). The 5th edition of International Environmental Law in a Nutshell, is due in 2017. He has authored over 50 scholarly articles published in law reviews and other peer reviewed journals, and was the recipient of the 2016 Senior Scholar award granted by the Environmental Academy of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Published Books

International Energy and Poverty: The Emerging Contours, (Routledge, 2016).
Global Energy Justice: Law and Policy, (West, 2016).
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

Introduction to Model Laws on Lighting, 44 Denv. J. Int'l L. & Pol'y 323, 336 (2016).
Model Law on Lighting for Developing Countries, 44 Denv. J. Int'l L. & Pol'y 337, 368 (2016).
Model Law on Lighting for Developed Countries, 44 Denv. J. Int'l L. & Pol'y 369, 388 (2016).
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).

Presentations and Speeches

Contours of Energy Justice, Speaker, AALS 2016.
Keynote Speaker, University of Iowa, Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems (2016).
Access to Energy Symposium, Chair, Posner Center for International Development (2015).
Sustainable Energy for All, Chair, Sutton Colloquium, University of Denver (2015).
International Law Association and International Law Students Association, Speaker, New York (2015).
Keynote Speaker, Myres S. McDougal Distinguished Lecture, University of Denver (2015).

Book Chapters

Energy Poverty, in Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US: A Reader (Raphael J. Heffron and Gavin Little, eds. Edinburgh University Press) (2016).
The Contours of Energy Justice, in International Environmental Law and The Global South (Gonzales ed. Cambridge University Press) (2015).
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:

Fall 2016 International Law LAWS 6400-001
Fall 2016 Oil & International Relations LAWS 8320-001
Spring 2016 International Environmental Law LAWS 6510-001
Fall 2015 Oil & International Relations LAWS 8320-001
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