Dean Carlarne joined Albany Law School in July and comes to us from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where she was the Associate Dean for Faculty & Intellectual Life. She joined Ohio State in 2011 as a faculty member, and was named the Robert J. Lynn Chair in Law in 2022.
Dean Carlarne is a leading international expert in environmental and climate change law policy. She has a deep commitment to environmental equity and social justice. She has authored several books and dozens of scholarly articles on climate change law and policy, Domestic and International Environmental Law, and Oceans and Human Health and Well-being.
Dean Carlarne has a Bachelor of Arts degree as a University Scholar from Baylor University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. She also holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and a master’s degree in environmental change and management from the University of Oxford. Prior to her career in higher education, she was an associate attorney in the Energy, Land Use, and Environment section at the Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld Law Firm in Washington, D.C.
Cinnamon P. Carlarne
President and Dean