- J.S.D., Stanford Law School, 1996
- J.S.M., Stanford Law School, 1991
- J.D., Northwestern School of Law, 1986
- A.M., University of Chicago, 1981
- A.B., Occidental College, 1980
- Climate Law and Policy
- Environmental Law
- International Environmental Law
- Land Use
- Law and Economics
- Natural Resource Law
- Law and Public Policy
- Seminar in Property Theory
- Seminar in Institutional Analysis & Development
Professor Daniel H. Cole, an internationally recognized environmental law and economics scholar, joined Indiana University in 2011. He is the author or editor of 10 books and more than 50 articles, with works published in England, France, Italy, and China, as well as the United States. Cole's writings are at the intersection of the law, economics, and politics of property, natural resources law, land use, and environmental protection. He has also written extensively about Poland and Polish law.
In addition to being an award-winning teacher, Cole is a founding member of both the Midwest Law and Economics Association and the Society for Environmental Law and Economics. He has served as a visiting scholar on the faculties of Law and Land Economy at the University of Cambridge and is a life member of Clare Hall (College for Advanced Study) in Cambridge. In the fall of 2001, he was the John S. Lehmann Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis. He has also been the R. Bruce Townsend Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.