Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Colin Crawford

Professor, Director, International Development Studies and Payson Graduate Program for Global Development

Contact Info


  • B.A., Columbia University, History, 1980
  • M.A., University of Cambridge, History, 1982
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1988

Academic Experience

  • Professor, Tulane University School of Law, 2010-
  • Professor of Law, Georgia State University School of Law, 2008-2010
  • Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State University School of Law, 2003-2008
  • Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 1997-2003
  • Assistant Professor, Brooklyn Law School, 1992-1997

Research & Teaching Specializations: Administrative Law, Environmental Law

Related Experience

  • Executive Director, Payson Center, Tulane University, 2010-
  • Board Member, Latina & Latino Critical Legal theory, Inc., 2007-2010
  • Project Director, Environmental Law Capacity-Building Initiative in Central America and the Caribbean, a grant from Higher Education for Development/ U.S. Agency for International Development, 2009
  • Co-Director and Founder, Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, Georgia State University
  • Program Director, Georgia State University Summer Legal Study Program in Rio de Janeiro, 2009


  • Collaborating Professor and Co-Director of the Environmental Health Law Program), Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 2007-
  • Fulbright Award Recipient, from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, to teach environmental law in the Dominican Republic and research metropolitan growth management issues, 2006
  • 4-time Recipient , student body’s “Golden Apple” award for distinguished teaching, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • C. Clyde Ferguson Harvard Human Rights Fellow, 1986
  • M.A. First Class Honors, University of Cambridge, 1982


  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Selected Publications

  • 2010. Derecho, Democracia y Economía de Mercado (Law, Democracy and the Free Market). with Daniel Bonilla Maldonado and Carmen Gonzalez, eds. and co-authors of introductory chapter: “El Neoliberalismo Neoclásico, El Libre Mercado y Sus Críticos.” Universidad de los Andes: Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 2010. “Social and Cultural Protection and Environmental Justice: Lessons of the Colombian Model.” In Justicia Colectiva, Medio Ambiente y Democracia Participativa: La Corte Constitucional y la Ley Forestal (Collective Justice, The Environment and Participatory Democracy: The Constitutional Court and The Forestry Law). Siglo del Hombre/Universidad de los Andes: Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 2009. Derecho Ambiental: Una introducción. (Environmental Law: An Introduction). Editor. Siglo del Hombre/Universidad de los Andes: Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 2009. “The Promise and Peril of Environmental Law: Challenges, Conflicting Objectives and the Search for Solutions.” In Derecho Ambiental: Una introducción. Colin Crawford, Ed. Siglo del Hombre/Universidad de los Andes: Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 1996. Uproar at Dancing Rabbit Creek: The Battle over Race, Class and the Environment in the New South. Addison-Wesley.