Professor of Law and Of Counsel, Earthrise Law Center
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
B.S. 1984 Colorado College
J.D. 1987 Stanford Law School
Associate Professor Dan Rohlf teaches Wildlife Law, Environmental Litigation, and other courses in the law school’s environmental and natural resources program. He also directs the Earthrise Law Center, the law school’s environmental law clinic). Through his work with Earthrise, Dan supervises students working on administrative and judicial actions which affect the environment of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. He has been at the law school since 1988.
Originally trained as a geologist, Dan’s expertise lies in endangered species law and policy, wildlife law, and ecosystem management. He is also interested in the interaction of law and science. His caseload though Earthrise focuses primarily on endangered species issues, including extensive work on issues involving restoration of salmonids in the Columbia River Basin.
Dan’s research and publications have also centered around conservation of biological diversity. He is the author of The Endangered Species Act: A Guide to Its Protections and Implementation, which won the National Wildlife Federation book award. He has lectured and published widely on topics related to protecting and managing biodiversity.
Dan received his B.A. degree in geology from Colorado College and his J.D. from Stanford. After law school he served as a clerk for Justice Jay Rabinowitz of the Alaska Supreme Court.