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Robin Collin

Norma J. Paulus Professor of Law Emeritus

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Salem Campus

Collins Legal Center 431
245 Winter Street SE
Salem  Oregon  97301


Robin Morris Collin is the Norma Paulus Professor of law at Willamette University College of Law in Oregon. 

She is the first US law professor to teach sustainability courses in a US law school.  She is currently a Co-Convenor of the Oregon Electric Vehicle Collaboration, a Commissioner on the Oregon Commission for Women. She also served as the founding chair of the legislatively created Oregon Environmental Justice Taskforce.

She has been awarded David Brower Lifetime Achievement Award from the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, the Oregon Woman of Achievement Award for 2012, the Leadership in Sustainability Award from the Oregon State Bar, the Campus Compact Faculty Award for Civic Engagement in Sustainability, and the Environmental Justice Achievement Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for her work with the Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force.  She was a founding board member of the Environmental Justice Action Group of Portland, and a founding member of Lawyers for a Sustainable Future. While at the University of Oregon, she cofounded the Conference against Environmental Racism and the Sustainable Business Symposium both of which continue into their second decade.


  • JD, Arizona State University
  • BA, Colorado College
Willamette University

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Willamette University
College of Law
245 Winter Street SE
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
(503) 370-6405