Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
University of California (Hastings), United States
David Takacs is a Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. In addition to his JD, he holds an LL.M. from the School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London, and a BS (Biology), MA, and PhD (Science & Technology Studies) from Cornell University.
His scholarly work addresses carbon offsetting, biodiversity conservation law, the Public Trust Doctrine, and the human right to water. He is the author of the book The Idea of Biodiversity . In 2017, he received the Rutter Award for Outstanding Teaching at UC Hastings, where he currently holds the John & Lillian Hastings Research Chair.