Robert L. Fischman is the George P. Smith, II Distinguished Professor of Law at Indiana University, Maurer School of Law. Professor Fischman is a distinguished scholar whose articles have won recognition as among the most influential in environmental law. His research explores the relationship between law and conservation implementation. He is one of very few professors to publish in high-impact, peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as law reviews. He is a co-author of the leading casebook on public land and resources law. His book on management of the National Wildlife Refuge System has become the standard reference in the field. He writes about public land management, endangered species recovery, federalism, adaptive conservation, climate change, and environmental impact analysis.
At the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Fischman teaches Environmental Law, Administrative Law, Public Natural Resources Law, Water Law, Wildlife Law, and an Advanced Environmental Seminar. At IU's O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, he teaches a capstone seminar and a course on biodiversity conservation policy.