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Dr. Anastasia Telesetsky

Dr. Anastasia TelesetskyDr. Anastasia Telesetsky


Phone: (805) 756-6334
Office: 181-311


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Areas of Focus

Environmental Law · International Environmental Law · Ocean Governance · Fisheries Law · Ecological Restoration · Climate Change Law · International Disaster Law

About Dr. Anastasia Telesetsky

After completing a JD at UC Berkeley Law School with an Environmental Law Certificate, Professor Telesetsky practiced  environmental law in Seattle and San Francisco for 9 years. With a passion for crafting environmental policy, she completed an LLM masters thesis at the University of British Columbia on the potential of climate change insurance to support mitigation and adaptation efforts.

Over the years, she has been a Fulbright Fellow in the Philippines (Environmental Law Assistance Center),  a Bosch Foundation Fellow in Germany (working for the Germany Foreign Ministry and InWent), and an Axford Fellow (hosted by the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries). She is the current Chair of the American Society of International Law’s Disaster Law interest group, a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Commission on Environmental Law.  and an individual member of the Asia-Pacific Ocean Law Institution Alliance.   

She was a former co-chair for the American Bar Association’s International Environmental Law interest group. She has previously taught at the University of Idaho College of Law and the University of Auckland School of Law. Her current research focuses on ocean governance, fisheries law, and ecological restoration. She is excited to mentor students who are dedicated to ocean protection and sustainable food systems.

Selected Publications


T. Yang, A. Telesetsky, L. Harmon, and R. Percival Comparative and Global Environmental Law and Policy, Wolters Kluwer Publishers, (2019)

D. Christie and A. Telesetsky, Ocean and Coastal Law Nutshell, West Publishers (2019)

A. Telesetsky, A. Cliquet, and A. Akhtar-khavari, Ecological Restoration in International Environmental Law, Routledge Press (2017)


A. Telesetsky and R. Bratspies “Global Plastic Pollution: Curbing Single-Use Plastic Production” in E. Techera, J. Lindley, K. Scott, and A. Telesetsky Handbook of International Environmental Law, 2nd Ed., Routledge (2020)

A. Telesetsky, ‘Motivating ecological restoration by private landowners through special purpose districts’ in B. Richardson and A. Akhtar-khavari, Ecological Restoration Law: Concepts and Case Studies, Routledge (2018)

A. Telesetsky, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and Climate Change in P. Harris, Climate Change and Ocean Governance, Cambridge University Press (2018)

A. Telesetsky ‘Legal Pluralism-Linking Law and Culture in Natural Resource Co-Management and Environmental Compliance’ in J. Nafziger, Comparative Law and Anthropology, Edward Elgar (2017)

A. Telesetsky ‘The Valuable Role that Private Environmental Governance might play in Managing Global Fisheries Resources’ in E. Couzens, Y. Fristikawati, A. Paterson, and S. Riley, Protecting Forest and Marine Biodiversity: The Role of Law, Edward Elgar (2017)

A. Telesetsky, ‘An Emerging Legal Principle to Restore Large Scale Ecoscapes’ in C. Voigt The Rule of Law for Nature, Cambridge University Press, (2013)..


A. Telesetsky, U.S. Seafood Traceability as Food Law and the Future of Marine Fisheries, 47 Environmental Law 3, 765-795 (2017)

Fulfilling the Human Right to Food and a Healthy Environment: Is it Time for an Agroecological and Aquaecological Revolution?, 40 Vermont Law Review 4, 791-812 (2016)

A. Telesetsky, Overlapping International Disaster Law Approaches with International Environmental Law Regimes to Address Latent Ecological Disaster 52 Stanford Journal of International Law 1, 179-209 ( 2016)

A. Telesetsky, Scuttling IUU Fishing and Rewarding Sustainable Fishing: Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Port State Measures Agreement with Trade Related Measures 38 Seattle University Law Review 4: 1313-1345 (2015)

A. Telesetsky Laundering Fish: Transnational Crime and Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing, 41 Ecology Law Quarterly 4: 939-997 (2014)

A. Telesetsky, Ecoscapes: The Future of Ecological Restoration Law, 14 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law 4: 493-548 (2013)

A. Telesetsky, Restoration and Large Marine Ecosystems: Strengthening Governance for an Emerging International Regime Based on “Ecoscape” Management 35 University of Hawaii Law Review: 735-767 (2013)

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