Ryan B. Stoa

Sub Menu ↓
Ryan Stoa

Ryan B. Stoa
Senior Scholar, FIU Law
Water Resources Law, Ocean and Coastal Law, Natural Resources Law, Administrative Law, Energy Law, International Environmental Law

B.A., McGill University
J.D., Duke University School of Law

Ryan B. Stoa is a Senior Scholar at Florida International University.  He holds a joint appointment with the College of Law and the College of Arts and Sciences, where he is the co-Director of the International Water Group of the Institute for Water and the Environment.  Professor Stoa’s scholarly interests are in the field of environmental and natural resources law, including water resources law, ocean and coastal law, energy law, international environmental law, local government law, and natural disaster law. His 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. He blogs at www.ryanstoa.com, and is on the editorial board of the Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal.  In 2015 he received the “FIU Top Scholar” award.

 Professor Stoa teaches Administrative Law, Natural Resources Law, Energy Law, Water Resources Law, and Ocean and Coastal Law at the FIU College of Law. He is 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.  Professor Stoa is an affiliate faculty member of the Africa and African Diaspora Studies Program at FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs, and provides technical expertise to international development programs in Haiti, Sub-Saharan Africa, 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).