Gabriel EcksteinVisiting Professor of Law
EducationB.A., Kent State University, 1989
M.S., Florida State University, 1991
J.D., American University, 1995
LL.M., American University, 1997
Teaches: US Water Law, International Water Law, International Environmental Law, Property
Professor Eckstein has significant experience in international environmental law, especially in the area of freshwater resources. He currently serves as an advisor to the U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and Ambassador Chusei Yamada of the U.N. International Law Commission in the development of an international convention on transboundary ground water resources. Professor Eckstein also served as a consultant for the World Commission on Dams, Organization of American States, and US Agency for International Development on various international environmental and water issues, and served as a researcher for Hungary in the World Court case - Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Project - on issues of international law and transboundary ground water resources. In addition, Professor Eckstein directs the International Water Law Project, an Internet-based project designed to compile and disseminate information on international water law and policy issues and related topics.
Professor Eckstein also has considerable experience in U.S. environmental law. Prior to joining TTU, he served as Senior Counsel for CropLife America, a U.S. trade association of agricultural chemicals and biotech companies, advising on matters of U.S. and international regulatory and environmental law and compliance related to agricultural chemicals and biotechnology, air and water pollution, endangered species, and intellectual property. Prior to that, Professor Eckstein worked as a litigator in private practice on environmental, toxic tort, and asbestos cases.
Before joining the TTU faculty, Professor Eckstein taught as an adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law. In addition to his law degrees, he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Geology, and a Master's Degree in International Affairs.