Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne

Associate Dean for Faculty and Intellectual Life, Alumni Society Designated Professor of Law
Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne
Contact Information:

(614) 247-6347 Drinko 212


Curriculum Vitae Publications

  • B.A., Baylor University
  • M.S., University of Oxford
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.C.L., University of Oxford

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Areas of Expertise:
  • Climate Change
  • Disaster Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • International Law
  • Torts

Professor Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne is a leading expert in environmental law and climate change law and policy. Prior to joining the Moritz faculty, she was an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

From 2006-08, Professor Carlarne was the Harold Woods Research Fellow in Environmental Law at Wadham College, Oxford, where she was a member of the law faculty and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. She previously taught at the University of Cincinnati Center for Environmental Studies. Prior to that, she was an associate attorney in the Energy, Land Use, and Environment section at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, D.C.

Carlarne’s scholarship focuses on the evolution of system of domestic and international environmental governance, with a particular focus on questions of domestic and international climate change law. Her scholarly work includes a book on comparative climate change law and policy with Oxford University Press; a Foundation Press text on climate law with Dan Farber; the Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law; an extensive series of journal articles and book chapters exploring questions of domestic and international environmental law; and a textbook on Oceans and Human Health and Well-being. She is on the editorial board for Transnational Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press) and the academic advisory board for Climate Law (IOS Press).

Carlarne earned her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She also holds a B.C.L. and a master’s degree in environmental change and management from the University of Oxford.