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 been a consultant for international NGOs and US government agencies, analyzing legal and policy issues pertaining to REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) and global climate change. In addition, his research in International Environmental Law covers Biodiversity Law and Environmental Human Rights Law. 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: International Environmental Law, Climate Change Law, Biodiversity Law, Environmental Human Rights Law