Eva H. Hanks

Dr. Samuel Belkin Professor of Law and Society



Referendar, 1951, Freie Universitat Berlin, Faculty of Law

LL.B., 1960, University of California at Los Angeles

LL.M., 1962, J.S.D., 1969, Columbia University


Professor Hanks taught at Cardozo for many years and retired in 2014. She began her career as an associate in law at Columbia University. For many years, she taught at Rutgers (Newark) University School of Law, where she was a Distinguished Professor of Law and twice served as associate dean. She is a member of Cardozo's founding faculty and served as associate dean for academic affairs in the school's early years. She has been a visiting professor at Indiana (Bloomington) School of Law, New York University Law School, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. She is the author of articles on water law, and coauthored, with John Hanks and Dan Tarlock, a pioneering casebook on environmental law and policy. Most recently, she published Elements of Law, coauthored with Michael Herz and Steven Nemerson.

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