Myanna Dellinger

Myanna Dellinger

Associate Professor

LAW SCHOOL

LAW SCHOOL 210

Phone: (605) 677-6349

Email: Myanna.Dellinger@usd.edu

Bio:

After a successful first career in international communications and university instruction on two continents, Professor Dellinger graduated from law school at the top of her class at the University of Oregon School of Law, Order of the Coif. She then clerked for the late Hon. Francis J. D'Eramo of the Superior Court of the United States Virgin Islands and the Hon. Procter Hug, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Dellinger researches and writes extensively on the intersection between international business and environmental law with a particular focus on climate change as well as on public participation in government decision-making. Her writings have been used and cited to extensively by, for example, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the OECD. Professor Dellinger is the editor in chief of the ContractsProfs Blog, where her blogs often address how to protect the weaker constituents of society as well as environmental issues that intersect with business aspects. This receives an average of 300 hits per day. She started and hosts the popular Global Energy and Environmental Law Podcast on iTunes, which currently has approximately 225,000 listeners. Professor Dellinger is the Chair of the International Environmental Law section of the American Branch of the International Law Association. She has visited 36 nations for business and pleasure and is fluent in English, Danish, and German. In her spare time, Professor Dellinger likes socializing, watching movies, and wine tasting.


Teaching Interests:

Public and Private International Law, Commercial Law, International Environmental Law


Research Interests:

International environmental law, disaster and vulnerability law, public participation in law-making and law-enforcement


Education:

  • JD, University of Oregon School of Law, 2008
  • MA, International Communications, The Aarhus School of Business, 1991

Publications:

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  • Dellinger, Myanna. Acts of God or Acts of Man? Rethinking Contractual Impracticability in Times of Climate Change. Vol. 30, Iss. 3. Natural Resources & Environment, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, 2016.
  • Dellinger, Myanna. An "Act of God"? Rethinking Contractual Impracticability in an Era of Climate Change. Vol. 67..
  • Dellinger, Myanna. Rethinking Climate Change-Related Force Majeure in International Law. Vol. 41. Colum. J. Envtl. L., 2016.
  • Dellinger, Myanna. Narrowed Constellations in a Supranational Climate Change Regime Complex: The "Magic Number" is Three, 373. Vol. 37. Fordham Int'l L.J. , 2014.
  • Dellinger, Myanna. Rethinking Fuerza Mayor in a World of Anthropogenic Climate Change. Vol. 42. Journal of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2014.
  • Dellinger, Myanna. That's Wild!, The Ongoing international Trade in Endangered Species. Orange County Lawyer, 2013.
  • Dellinger, Myanna. An Unstoppable Tide: Creating Environmental and Human Rights Law from the Bottom Up, 63. Vol. 15. Or. Rev. Int'l L., 2013.
  • Dellinger, Myanna. Localizing the Law of Climate Change, 603. Vol. 14. Min. J. L. Sci. & Tech., 2013.
  • Dellinger, Myanna. Ten Years of the Aarhus Convention; How Procedural Democracy is Paving the Way for Substantive Change in National and International Environmental Law, 309. Vol. 23. Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L. & Pol'y, 2012.
  • Dellinger, Myanna. Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark; the Deprivation of Democratic Rights by Nation States Not Recognizing Dual Citizenship, 41. Vol. 20. Fla. St. J. Transnat'l L. & Pol'y , 2011.
  • Dellinger, Myanna. From Jumping Frogs to Graffiti-Painted Walls; Legal Issues Caused by Mistranslation in International Commercial Arbitration, 1. Vol. 7. Rutgers Conflict Resolution L. J., 2010.
  • Dellinger, Myanna. Using Dogs for Emotional Support of Testifying Victims of Crime, 171. Vol. 15. Animal L., 2009.

Presentations:

  • Dellinger, Myanna. Professorial Professions: Creating a Student-Centered Contracts Classroom. Presented at the 11th International Conference on Contracts. (2016)
  • Dellinger, Myanna. Public Policy Considerations in Contract Law. Presented at the 11th International Conference on Contracts. (2016)
  • Dellinger, Myanna. Public Policy Considerations in Contract Law ("Trophy Hunting" Contracts). Presented at the 5th Annual Animal Law Review Symposium. (2016)
  • Dellinger, Myanna. An "Act of God"? Rethinking Contractual Impracticability in an Era of Anthropogenic Climate Change. Presented at the Annual Conference. (2016)
  • Dellinger, Myanna. Disasters, the Environment, and the Law. Presented at the Annual Conference. (2016)
  • Dellinger, Myanna. Trent Water Crisis.
  • Dellinger, Myanna. A Workshop on the Environment and Vulnerability. Presented at the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative. (2016)
  • Dellinger, Myanna. An "Act of God"?, Rethinking Force Majeure in U.S. and International Contracts Law in an Era of Anthropogenic Climate Change. Presented at the 10th Annual International Conference on Contracts. (2015)
  • Dellinger, Myanna. Governing on the Edge: Cities, Climate Change, and the Polycentric-Global Governance Tension. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association. (2015)
  • Dellinger, Myanna. An "Act of God"?, Rethinking Force Majeure in U.S. and International Contracts Law in an Era of Anthropogenic Climate Change. Presented at the Natural Resources Law Teachers. (2015)
  • Dellinger, Myanna. An "Act of God"? Rethinking Force Majeure in U.S. and International Contracts Law in an Era of Anthropogenic Climate Change. Presented at the SEALS Conference. (2015)
  • Dellinger, Myanna. Narrowed Constellations in a Supranational Climate Change Regime Complex: The "Magic Number" is Four. Presented at the American Society of International Law Mid-Year Meeting. (2013)
  • Dellinger, Myanna. The Evolving Role of the Public - past, present and future - in the Development of International Environmental Law. Presented at the American Branch of the International Law Association. (2012)
  • Dellinger, Myanna. Creating Environmental and Human Rights Law from the Bottom Up, Symposium. Presented at the New Directions in Human Rights and Environmental Law. (2012)