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August 20, 2008

Oregon Law Welcomes Visiting Professor Gabriel Eckstein

Oregon Law is pleased to welcome Visiting Professor Gabriel Eckstein. Professor Eckstein is a member of the faculty at Texas Tech University School of Law, where he is the George W. McCleskey Professor of Water Law and the director of the Center for Water Law & Policy.

Professor Eckstein received a dual bachelor’s degree from Kent State University, a master’s degree from Florida State University, and a juris doctorate and master of laws degree from American University’s Washington College of Law. His scholarly focus is in international environmental law, particularly in freshwater resources. Due to his expertise, Professor Eckstein has served as an advisor or consultant to numerous organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Presently, he serves as an advisor to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and the UNESCO/OAS International Shared Aquifer Resources Management of the Americas. Professor Eckstein also directs the internet-based International Water Law Project, which provides information on water law, policy, and related topics.

Professor Eckstein previously directed the Office of Special Programs and Advanced Legal Studies at American University.  Prior to joining academia, he practiced with Sutter & Enslein in Charleston, W.Va., and served as in-house counsel for CropLife America, the nation’s largest agricultural trade organization.

Professor Eckstein will teach Civil Procedure, and a seminar in Law and Science.

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