Adam Abelkop

Associate Instructor
Ph.D. Candidate, Joint Ph.D in Public Policy

(812) 855-7980
Room Number:
SPEA 412

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A. Sociology and History; Wake Forest University; 2007
  • J.D.; University of Iowa College of Law; 2010


  • Special Projects Manager, Vice President Al Gore, June 2011-April 2012
  • Research Assistant, John D. Graham, IU-SPEA, Aug. 2010-May 2011; Aug. 2012-present
  • Assistant Debate Coach, IU-SPEA, Aug. 2010-May 2011; Aug. 2012-present
  • Research Assistant, Jonathan Carlson, University of Iowa College of Law, Aug. 2008-May 2010
  • Assistant Debate Coach, University of Iowa, Aug. 2007-May 2010
  • Summer Law Clerk, Plains justice, 2009;

Selected Works

  • "Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Chemicals: Technical Aspects, Policies, and Practices," (with John D. Graham and Todd V. Royer) CRC Press (2015)
  • “Regulation of Chemical Risks: Lessons for Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act from Canada and the European Union,” 32 Pace Environmental Law Review 108 (2015)
  • "Tort Law as an Environmental Policy Instrument," 92 Oregon Law Review 101 (2013)
  • "Reining in Phaëthon's Chariot: Principles for the Governance of Geoengineering," (with J.C. Carlson) 21 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems: 763–807 (2013)
  • "The Policy Trajectory of United States Asteroid Deflection Planning," (with J. Packer and J.A. Kurr) 1 Timely Interventions: 1–10 (2013)
  • "Regulating Industrial Chemicals: Lessons for U.S. Lawmakers from the European Union's REACH Program," (with A. Botos, L.R. Wise, and J.D. Graham) 42 Environmental Law Reporter: 11042–65 (2012)
  • "Forty Years after NEPA's Enactment, it is Time for a Comprehensive Farm Bill Environmental Impact Statement," (with C. LaSeur)4 Harvard Law & Policy Review: 201–27 (2010)
  • "Note, Why the Government Should Drink Your Milkshake: The Case for Restructuring the Federal Gas Tax," 35 Journal of Corporation Law: 393–424 (2009)