Mike Angstadt is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Colorado College. His current research explores how courts shape environmental policy. More specifically, he examines how international actors shape domestic court structure, how domestic courts contribute to the implementation of international environmental law, and how international norms shape domestic environmental policy. Mike earned his PhD with specialization in environmental politics from Colorado State University in 2019 (Michele Betsill, advisor), where he also completed an NSF IGERT traineeship. Additionally, Mike received a JD, magna cum laude, from Pace University’s Haub School of Law in 2011; he held the Learned Hand Fellowship in environmental law, earned certificates in environmental and international law, and subsequently practiced law in New England.