Dr. Robert L. Fischman is the George P. Smith, II Distinguished Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He researches public land management, endangered species recovery, federalism, adaptive conservation, climate change, and environmental impact analysis. His scholarship has been repeatedly recognized by his peers as among the very best published in environmental law (in 9 of the past 20 years). In addition to law reviews, his articles have appeared in such refereed journals as BioScience and Conservation Biology. He is a founding board officer of the Conservation Law Center, Inc., which operates Maurer School of Law's conservation law clinic. In addition to testifying before Congress, his public service includes work as a member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform. The American Law Institute elected him membership in 2019. Robert received his bachelor's in geology from Princeton, a master's in national resource management from the University of Michigan School of National Resources, and his juris doctorate from the University of Michigan School of Law.