Kevin Doran
Research Fellow

Office:University of Colorado-Boulder, Wolf Law Building, 322F
Phone: 303-492-5127


Kevin Doran joined the faculty of the University of Colorado Law School as a research fellow in 2004. As a research fellow to the Law School’s Center for Energy and Environmental Security, his teaching and research focus on the geopolitical, environmental, and economic dimensions of energy law and policy. Most recently his work has dealt with U.S. state and regional clean energy and climate change initiatives. He is managing director of CU’s International Sustainable Energy Assessment, a global project to analyze the impact of international law on the deployment of sustainable energy technologies, and the PI for numerous funded research projects that examine the dynamic interface between law, energy security, and climate change. Prior to his current appointment, he worked as an attorney and research associate at the Natural Resources Law Center, specializing in international conservation easements. He attended the University of Colorado Law School, where he served as associate editor of the Law Review.

Selected publications

  • International Environmental Law in a Nutshell (3d. edition) (West Publishing, forthcoming 2007)
  • State Climate Change Initiatives: An Irrational Means to a Rational End? 26 Virginia Environmental Law Journal (2007)
  • “International Environmental Law” in Environment, Energy and Resources Law:The Year in Review: 2006, v. 23 (American Bar Association: Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, 2007)
  • Can the U.S. Achieve a Sustainable Energy Economy From the Bottom-Up? An Assessment of State Sustainable Energy Initiatives , 7 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law 95 (2006)

Curriculum Vitae