Assistant Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law
Erin Okuno is a licensed attorney who works as the Assistant Director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law. Erin assists with the Institute’s environmental education and service activities, and she conducts research on environmental law, science, and policy issues, including wetlands, biodiversity, endangered species, and international environmental law. She has taught undergraduate and law students as an adjunct professor at Stetson Law, Georgia State University, and the University of South Florida. She also serves as an advocacy skills trainer at Stetson Law, coaching teams of students to help them prepare for moot court competitions. Erin has authored and co-authored articles in Ecology Law Quarterly; Environmental Law Reporter; Administrative & Regulatory Law News; Wetlands; and Wetland Science & Practice. She also has co-authored several reports and other publications for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, and she serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy.
Erin graduated summa cum laude from Stetson University College of Law. As a student, she served as the editor in chief of the Stetson Law Review and was a member of Stetson Law’s award-winning Moot Court Board. At graduation, Erin received the Edward D. Foreman Most Distinguished Student Award. Prior to working at Stetson Law, she practiced as an associate at a law firm in Tampa, Florida, where she worked on commercial litigation and transactional matters.