John Nagle

John Nagle

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John N. Matthews Professor of Law

Office: 3115 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574-631-9407

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Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental law
  • Supreme Court
  • Property

Nagle’s recent writings compare environmental pollution, cultural pollution, and other kinds of “pollution” and explore such topics as the relationship between religion and environmental law, the scope of congressional power to protect endangered species, alternative approaches to campaign finance reform, and the competing roles of Congress and the courts in correcting statutory mistakes. Nagle is the co-author of “Property Law” and “The Law of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management." He previously worked in the United States Department of Justice, first as an attorney in the Office of Legal Counsel where he advised other executive branch agencies on a variety of constitutional and statutory issues, and later as a trial attorney conducting environmental litigation.


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The Washington Post — Pope Francis was right on climate change

The Los Angeles Times — Nearly 200 nations join together to fight climate change in historic Paris agreement

Fox News — The future of climate change action is in Washington, not Paris

The Wall Street Journal — China’s Red Alert on Air Pollution Puts Focus on Regulators

CNN — What Chief Justice John Roberts and Pope Francis have in common

The Daily Beast — @Pontifex Says We Have A Technology Problem

Fox News — Where’s God? Just look at the Everglades

CNN—President Obama’s law

The Atlantic—Greening for God: Evangelicals Learn to Love Earth Day