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Phillip Kannan

Distinguished Lecturer

  • Distinguished Lecturer and Legal-Scholar-in-Residence: 2004-Present
  • Professor: 2002-2004
  • Visiting Professor: 1997-2002
  • First year at Colorado College: 1997

Research

Phil’s current research interest centers around three areas of law and policy: (1) The precautionary principle in U.S. and international law and policy. He published an article entitled The Precautionary Principle: More than a Cameo Appearance in United States Environmental Law? In the William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy review in May of 2007. (2) Environmental Justice and Human Rights. He published an article on discrimination in the University of Memphis Law Review in May of 2006. (3) Sovereignty issues for Native American Indian tribes. He has an article on these questions that will be published in March of 2008.

Selected Publications

Phillip M. Kannan, Structuring a Case against Complex Multideminsional Discrimination, 36 U. Memphis Law Review 335 (2006).

Phillip M. Kannan, The Precautionary Principle: More than a Cameo Appearance in United States Environmental Law?, 31 William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review 409 (2007) available at http://www.elpr.org/past-volumes/volume-31/

Phillip M. Kannan, Reinstating Treaty-Making with Native American Tribes, 16 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 809 (2008) available at http://scholarship.law.wm.edu/wmborj/vol16/iss3/

Phillip M. Kannan, But Who Will Protect Poor Joshua DeShaney, A Four-Year-Old Child with No Positive Due Process Rights?, 39 U. Memphis Law Review 543 (2009).

Phillip M. Kannan, Time to Amend Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment to Recognize Indians as Persons for House Apportionment.

Mitigating Global Climate Change: Designing a Dynamic Convention to Combat a Dynamic Risk, 36 William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review 491 (2012) available at http://www.elpr.org/volume-35/

Courses

  • EV260 – Topics in Environmental Social Sciences
  • EV420 – Senior Paper
  • EV321 – Environmental Management
  • EV374 – Environmental Law and Policy for the Global Commons
  • EV260 – Topics in Environmental Social Sciences: Protecting Wetlands
  • EV499 – Senior Thesis:
  • EV271 – Environmental Policy