Department of Law

Sanford Gaines

Visiting Professor

Research area:

  • Environmental law
  • Energy law
  • The relationship between international trade and environmental protection
  • WTO-law


  • J.D. cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1974
  • M.A., East Asian Regional Studies, Harvard University 1974
    National Defense Foreign Language Fellowship
  • A.B. magna cum lade, Harvard College, 1967
    Harvard College Scholarship (honorary)

Academic experience:

  • 2009-        Guest professor, Department of Law, Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University
  • 2007-2009 Director, The Utton Transboundary Resources Center, University of New Mexico School of Law
  • 2002-2007 Law Foundation Professor, University of Houston Law Center
  • 1996-2002 Professor, University of Houston Law Center
  • 1986-1996 Associated Professor, University of Houston Law Center

Other professional activities:

  • 1996-1999 Executive Director, The North American Institute, Santa Fe, NM
  • 1992-1994 Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C.


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