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Mike Angstadt

Assistant Professor

Mike Angstadt teaches and researches at the nexus of environmental law and environmental politics. He explores (1) how domestic courts and nonstate actors influence the development of international environmental law, (2) how international environmental law is incorporated into domestic judicial systems, (3) how judges and courts can promote environmental protection and environmental justice, and (4) how the disciplines and theories of international environmental law and global environmental politics can speak meaningfully to one another.

Mike’s work at Colorado College reflects his academic training, practitioner experience, and commitment to practice-relevance and interdisciplinary engagement. He holds a JD with certificates in environmental and international law from Pace University School of Law, and he completed a PhD in Environmental Politics and NSF IGERT traineeship at Colorado State University. Mike is a research fellow with the Earth System Governance research alliance, a member of the IUCN’s World Commission on Environmental Law, and a member (inactive retired) of the New Hampshire Bar. He was delighted to join the Colorado College community in fall 2019, where he offers courses including “US Environmental Law & Policy” and “Law & Policy for the Global Commons.”

For more detailed information on Mike’s current research and teaching, please visit his personal website.


    B.S. Hartwick College (NY)

    J.D. Pace University School of Law (NY)

    Ph.D. Colorado State University (CO)