Prof. Gabriel Eckstein's Biography

Prof. Gabriel Eckstein

Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law
Director, International Water Law Project
Principal, International H2O Solutions. LLC
Of Counsel, Sullivan & Worcester

LL.M., American University, 1997
J.D., American University, 1995
M.S., Florida State University, 1991
B.A., Kent State University, 1989

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Gabriel Eckstein is a professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law where he teaches courses on US and international water, environmental, and natural resources law. At the university, he also holds affiliations with the University's Water Management and Hydrological Science Program, Energy Institute, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Public Service and Administration Department, Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy at The Bush School of Government and Public Service; and Center for Health Systems & Design, College of Architecture. Prior to joining Texas A&M University, Professor Eckstein held the George W. McCleskey Chair in Water Law at Texas Tech University where he also directed the Texas Tech University Center for Water Law & Policy. Before that, he served as Senior Counsel for CropLife America, an agrichemical trade association, working on environmental regulation and legislative matters, and as a litigator in private practice working on environmental, toxic tort, and asbestos cases.

Professor Eckstein has served as an expert advisor and consultant on US and international environmental and water issues to various organizations and programs, including the Geneva Initiative, the U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP), the U.N. International Law Commission (UNILC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), World Commission on Dams, Organization of American States (OAS), the UNESCO/OAS ISARM Americas Programme, and various local water entities in the United States.

Currently, Professor Eckstein also serves as Director of the Internet-based International Water Law Project, and is Principal of the international consultancy International H2O Solutions. He also the current President and former Treasurer of the International Water Resources Association, serves on the Executive Council of the International Association for Water Law, is an Associate Editor of the journal Brill Research Perspectives: International Water Law, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Water Law.

Professor Eckstein holds LL.M. and JD degrees from American University’s Washington College of Law, M.S. in International Affairs from Florida State University, and a B.S. in Geology from Kent State University. He is admitted to the bars of New York, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.