Professor David Takacs is a proud UC Hastings alumnus. He also holds an LL.M. from the School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London, and a B.S. (Biology), M.A., and Ph.D. (Science & Technology Studies) from Cornell University.
He has most recently been a consultant for Conservation International and USAID, analyzing legal and policy issues pertaining to REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) and global climate change. His scholarly work appears in the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, NYU Environmental Law Journal, and UC Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. He is the author of The Idea of Biodiversity (Johns Hopkins U. Press).
Before his legal career, David was a professor in Earth Systems Science & Policy at CSU Monterey Bay, a lecturer in the John S. Knight Writing Program at Cornell, and a Peace Corps Forestry Volunteer in Senegal.
Courses taught: Torts; 1L Statutory - Environmental Law; Biodiversity Law; International Environmental Law; Climate Change: Law, Policy, and Business Seminar
Expertise: Climate Change Law and Environmental Law