Ryan B. Stoa is an Associate Professor of Law at Concordia University School of Law. Professor Stoa’s scholarly interests are in the field of environmental and natural resources law, including water resources law, agriculture law, energy law, administrative law, international environmental law, local government law, ocean and coastal law, and natural disaster law. His scholarly work has been featured in the Florida Law Review, the Hastings Law Journal, the Harvard Law and Policy Review, the Georgetown Environmental Law Review, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and the Natural Resources Journal, among others. His popular writing has been featured in The New Republic, JURIST, and RegBlog. He blogs at www.ryanstoa.com, and is on the editorial board of the Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal. Professor Stoa teaches courses in Property Law, Administrative Law, Natural Resources Law, Energy Law, Water Resources Law, and Ocean and Coastal Law.
Professor Stoa previously held a joint appointment with the Florida International University College of Law and the College of Arts and Sciences, where he was the co-Director of the International Water Group of the Institute for Water and the Environment, the Co-Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at FIU, and the co-founder of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Certificate. In 2015 he received the “FIU Top Scholar” award. Professor Stoa remains an affiliate faculty member of the Southeast Environmental Research Center and the Africa and African Diaspora Studies Program at FIU, and provides technical expertise to international development programs in Haiti, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Nile River Basin, and the South Caucasus.
Recent Publications (to download, see author page on SSRN):
“Marijuana Agriculture Law: Regulation at the Root of an Industry.” Florida Law Review, Volume 69, Issue 2 (forthcoming, 2017).
“Marijuana Appellations: The Case for Cannabicultural Designations of Origin,” Harvard Law and Policy Review, Volume 11, Issue 2 (forthcoming, 2017).
“Weed and Water Law: Regulating Legal Marijuana.” Hastings Law Journal, Volume 67, Issue 3 (2016).
“Cooperative Federalism in Biscayne National Park.” Natural Resources Journal, Volume 56, Issue 1 (2016).
“Water Governance in Haiti: An Assessment of Laws and Institutional Capacities.” Tulane Environmental Law Journal, Volume 29, Issue 2 (forthcoming, 2016).
“Droughts, Floods, and Wildfires: Paleo Perspectives on Disaster Law in the Anthropocene.” Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, Volume 27, Issue 3 (2015).
“The United Nations Watercourses Convention on the Dawn of Entry Into Force.” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Volume 47, Issue 5 (2014).
“Florida Water Management Districts and the Florida Water Resources Act: The Challenges of Basin-Level Management.” Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law, Volume 7, Issue 1 (2014).
“Subsidiarity in Principle: Decentralization of Water Resources Management.” Utrecht Law Review, Volume 10, Issue 2 (2014).