Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Environmental Law Clinic
Environmental law, natural resources, public lands, water, administrative law, clinical law
Professor Robinson-Dorn’s practice, teaching, and research is concentrated in environmental and natural resources law. Prior to joining UCI Law, he was the founding director of the award-winning environmental law clinic at the University of Washington. He is a former member of the Board of the Clinical Legal Education Association.
Administrative Law, Environmental Law Clinic, Advanced Environmental Law Clinic, Appellate Litigation Clinic, Lawyering Skills, Environmental Law and Policy, Environmental Law: Pollution Control, Public Land Law, Expert Witnesses, Federal Public Lands and Natural Resources Law
- William H. Rodgers, Jr., Michael Robinson-Dorn, Jennifer K. Barcelos & Anna T. Moritz, Climate Change: A Reader (2011).
- May 5, 2015:
Engaging Students in Organizational Representation (with Professors Deborah Sivas and Helen Kang), AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Rancho Mirage, CA.
- May 22, 2014:
Do We Really Need a Revolution in Legal Skills Education? (with Professors Rachel Croskery-Roberts, Trilby Robinson-Dorn, Ezra Ross, and Henry Weinstein), 9th Global Legal Skills Conference, Verona, Italy.
- April 4, 2014:
Does the Environmental Movement Need More Color? Changing the Face of Environmentalism, The State Bar of California Environmental Law Section, UCLA Environmental Law Center
- Sep. 25, 2013: Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs, CLEANR Environmental Literature & Film Series
- May 3, 2013: Co-host and moderator, Ocean Acidification: Law & Governance, Toward a Sustainable 21st Series, UC Irvine
- Oct. 2, 2012: CLEANR Guest Speaker Joseph Sax at UCI Law
- June 2012: Presenting, "Fellow Travelers," AALS Clinical Law Conference
- March 9, 2011: Presenting "Climate Engineering: What the Law Has to Say" as part of a geoengineering and climate change lecture series, University of Washington
- Jan. 28, 2011: Presenting "The ESA Through a Different Lens: Ethics for Government Lawyers and The Lawyers Against Whom They Litigate" at 18th annual Endangered Species Act conference, Seattle
- Nov. 12, 2010: Co-host, "Preserving the Environment of the Arctic Region" symposium at UC Irvine
- April 2010: Panelist on Climate Adaptation at 2010 Idaho Law Review Symposium, "Energy Independence: Challenges Facing the West in Adopting Alternative and Renewable Energy Resources"
- Spring 2010: Panelist on U.S. Environmental Law at the 1st Human Rights and Environmental Law Symposium, Korean Bar Association, Cheongju, South Korea
- January 2011: Named a 2011 Bellow Scholar with Scott Schumacher of University of Washington School of Law and Carroll Seron of UC Irvine for their project, Fellow Travelers, a systematic study of clinical teaching fellowships. The Bellow Scholars award, presented by the AALS Committee on Lawyering in the Public Interest, recognizes lawyer-scholars studying various aspects of the justice system with a focus on access to justice and the role of law and the university.