Heidi Gorovitz Robertson (Heidi), J.D., J.S.D.
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 Title: Professor
Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law
 Dept: Law
 Office: LB 130
 Phone: 216-687-9264
 Email: H.ROBERTSON@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. LB 130, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Hydraulic fracturing, Shale oil and gas, Public rights of access to privately-owned land, Recreational land use, Environment, Water, Air, EPA, Ohio EPA, Pesticides, Brownfields,
 
Education:
B.A., Tufts University, 1985
J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1990
LL.M., Columbia University, 1995
J.S.D., Columbia University, 2002
 
Brief Bio:
Heidi Gorovitz Robertson is the Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of Student Success at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University.  She holds a joint appointment with Cleveland State University¿s Levin College of Urban Affairs, where she is Professor of Environmental Studies.  She earned her B.A. degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, her J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin) and her LL.M and J.S.D. degrees from Columbia University (New York, New York).  After serving as a judicial intern for Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, she practiced environmental law at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) in San Francisco, California and Washington, D.C.  Professor Robertson¿s courses include Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Property Law, Legislation and the Regulatory State, and other environment and energy-related courses and seminars.  

Professor Robertson has published numerous law review articles on environmental law, energy law, and property law topics.  She has been a guest blogger for CRAIN¿S CLEVELAND BUSINESS, focusing on the environmental and property-related issues pertaining to regulation of the shale oil and gas industry, and is the author of STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (forthcoming Wolters Kluwer).  She is currently working on the second in a series of articles concerning regulatory issues shale oil and gas development.

Professor Robertson has been awarded the McNair Scholars Mentor of the Year Award, and the Wilson G. Stapleton Award for Faculty Excellence, and is a consistent recipient of CSU faculty merit recognition awards.  In recent years, Professor Robertson has earned two Fulbright grants, one which took her to Uppsala University in Sweden, and the other which sent her to Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University in Lucknow, India and the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies in Dehradun, India.  In addition to teaching in the U.S., she has taught both graduate and undergraduate law students in England, Russia, Sweden, India, and Spain.
 
Honors and Awards:
2016-2017 Glass Leadership Institute, Anti-Defamation League, Cleveland, Ohio
2014 Fulbright Specialist, Lecturer, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, India, February 2015 (included lectures at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India)
2013 Wilson G. Stapleton Award for Faculty Excellence (C|M|LAW Alumni Association)
2013 McNair Scholars Mentor of the Year
Fulbright Specialist, Guest Lecturer/Researcher, Uppsala University, Sweden, Spring 2009.
Fulbright Specialist candidate roster 2006-2011 (approved by CIES as eligible for Fulbright Senior Specialist placement)
2010 University Administrative Merit Recognition Award
2008 University Faculty Merit Recognition Award, for excellence in teaching, research, and service
2005 University Faculty Merit Recognition Award, for excellence in teaching, research, and service.
1997 Teaching Enhancement Award, Center for Teaching Excellence, Cleveland State University
1996 Teaching Enhancement Award, Center for Teaching Excellence, Cleveland State University
 
Research Interests:
Regulation of shale oil and gas production in Ohio
Public access to private Land for recreation
EPA policy and rulemaking
BP/Gulf Coast oil spill
Demographic issues in the distribution of environmental risk
Environmental ethics
Brownfields
 
Teaching Areas:
Property
Legislation and the Regulatory State
Environmental Law and Regulation
Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
International Environmental Law
Environmental Law Seminar
Legal Issues Surrounding the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
 
Professional Affiliations:
Ohio, admitted November 5, 1997 (Active)
Wisconsin, admitted June 18, 1990 (Inactive)
California, admitted December 4, 1990 (Inactive)
District of Columbia, admitted December 7, 1992 (Inactive)

American Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Environmental Law Section)
International Academic Association for Planning, Law, and Property Rights