Faculty Fellows

The following faculty are fellows with the Program on Law and Sustainability:

Kris Mayes
Professor of Pratice
Faculty Director, Program on Law and Sustainability

Kris Mayes, who graduated magna cum laude from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, was on the Arizona Corporation Commission from 2003-2010. She helped co-author the Arizona Renewable Energy Standard, which requires that by 2025 utilities must generate 15 percent of their overall energy portfolio from renewable sources, like wind solar, biomass, biogas, geothermal and other technologies. The Standard contains the most aggressive distributed generation requirement in the country, requiring utilities by 2011 to acquire 30 percent of their energy from residential or non-utility owned installations, like rooftop solar panels on someone’s home or on a shopping mall. She also helped establish one of the most ambitious energy efficiency standards in the nation, requiring utilities to sell 22 percent less energy by 2010 than they would have under current forecasts.


Dan Bodansky
Lincoln Professor of Law, Ethics, and Sustainability
Affiliate Faculty Member, Center for Law and Global Affairs
Affiliate Faculty Member, Center for Law, Science & Innovation
Affiliate Faculty Member, Global Institute of Sustainability, School of Sustainability, ASU

Daniel M. Bodansky is a prominent authority on global climate change whose teaching and research focus on international environmental law and public international law. He teaches courses in international law and sustainability and is a key player in the College of Law’s new Program on Law and Sustainability. He has served as the climate change coordinator and attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of State, in addition to consulting for the United Nations in the areas of climate change and tobacco control. Since 2001, he has been a consultant and senior advisor on the “Beyond Kyoto” and “Pocantico Dialogue” projects at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.


Kenneth Abbott
Professor of Law

Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar

Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science & Innovation

Center for Law and Global Affairs Advisory Board

Professor of Global Studies, School of Politics & Global Studies

A leading scholar in international law, Kenneth Abbott’s teaching and research focus on the interdisciplinary study of international law and international relations, including public and private institutions, environmental issues, development policy, global health, and international trade and economic law. He also has a faculty appointment in the ASU School of Global Studies, where he co-directs the global environmental governance program. He participates actively in conferences and research projects in both international law and international relations and has spoken and taught in many countries. He has served as Chair of the International Economic Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. 


Andrew (Sandy) Askland
Instructor in Law
Director, Center for Law, Science & Innovation

Andrew (Sandy) Askland is Director of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the College of Law, where he teaches courses in Privacy and Economics and the Law. He also has research interests in Environmental Ethics and Bioethics and in Moral and Political Theory generally. He is a member of the American Philosophical Association and served on the program committee of its Pacific Division. Prior to his arrival at the College in 1999, he was a visiting professor at the University of Guam and at Vilnius University in Lithuania, and he was an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado. Askland also has worked as a Foreign Service Officer, with postings in Mexico, the Legal Advisor's Office and Bahrain, an Assistant Public Defender in Rockville, Md., a political consultant and an attorney in private practice.


Adam Chodorow
Professor of Law
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science & Innovation

Adam Chodorow’s research and teaching interests lie in tax, administrative and regulatory law. He teaches a variety of tax courses, as well as Law and the Regulatory State. His research focuses on religious taxation and a variety of contemporary tax issues, such as the taxability of virtual income. He is Vice Chair for Planning for the Teaching Tax Committee of the ABA’s Tax Section and on the Council of the Tax Section of the State Bar of Arizona. He was an attorney at Pacific Gas & Electric Company in San Francisco, where he worked on energy-related litigation and regulatory matters, and he also practiced commercial litigation for Shartsis, Friese & Ginsburg.


Joel Garreau
Lincoln Professor of Law, Culture and Values
Director, The Prevail Project: Wise Governance for Challenging Futures
Affiliate Faculty Member, ASU Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes

Joel Garreau is a student of culture, values and change. He is the author of Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies, and What It Means to Be Human, a look at the hinge in history at which we have arrived. As director of The Prevail Project, he will build upon a Radical Evolution concept that the Prevail Scenario – the humanistic possibility that we can control and direct this future – might be encouraged. He is a former long-time reporter and editor at The Washington Post, and he is principal of The Garreau Group, a network of sources committed to understanding who we are, how we got that way, and where we’re headed. He is a fellow at The New America Foundation in Washington, D.C.


Gary E. Marchant
Executive Director, Center for Law, Science & Innovation,
ASU Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies,
Law and Ethics, and ASU Professor of Life Sciences

Gary Marchant’s research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy. He also is a professor in ASU’s School of Life Sciences. Prior to joining the College faculty in 1999, Professor Marchant was a partner at the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis, where his practice focused on environmental and administrative law. He frequently lectures about the intersection of law and science at national and international conferences. He has authored more than 60 articles and book chapters on various issues relating to emerging technologies. Among other activities, he has served on two National Research Council committees, has been the principal investigator on several major grants, and has organized numerous academic conferences on law and science issues.


Daniel Rothenberg
Professor of Practice
Executive Director, Center for Law and Global Affairs

Daniel Rothenberg has more than 15 years of experience combining field research, project management and scholarship on international human rights and the rule of law. His research focuses on human rights documentation and analysis and transitional justice, particularly truth commissions, amnesty laws and reparations. Rothenberg has designed and managed rule of law projects in Afghanistan, Iraq and throughout Latin America including programs to train human rights NGOs, aid indigenous peoples in using international legal remedies and collect and analyze thousands of first-person narratives of victims of severe human rights violations. He is the author of various articles and monographs as well as With These Hands: The Hidden World of Migrant Farmworkers Today (Harcourt Brace) and the forthcoming Memory of Silence (Palgrave).