Mary Christina Wood

Mary Christina Wood

Philip H. Knight Professor of Law – University of Oregon School of Law

Mary Christina Wood is a Philip H. Knight Professor of Law at the University of Oregon and the Faculty Director of the law school’s nationally acclaimed Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center. 

She is an award-winning professor and the co-author of leading textbooks on public trust law and natural resources law. She originated the legal theory called Atmospheric Trust Litigation, which seeks to hold governments accountable to reduce carbon pollution within their jurisdictions. Further, Professor Wood’s research is being used in cases brought on behalf of youth throughout the world. Professor Wood is a frequent speaker on climate issues and has received national and international attention for her sovereign trust approach to global climate policy. She is also the author of Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age (Cambridge University Press 2014).

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