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Maxine Burkett

School of law
University of Hawaii
United States of America


Maxine Burkett is a Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. At Richardson, she teaches Climate Change Law and Policy, Torts, Ocean and Coastal Law, and International Law.

Research Interest

diverse areas of climate change law with a particular focus on climate justice—exploring policy responses to climate change’s impacts on vulnerable communities in the United States and globally.


  • Maxine Burkett, Rehabilitation: A Proposal for a Climate Compensation Mechanism for Small Island States, 13 Santa Clara J. of Int’l Law 81 (2015).

  • Maxine Burkett, Lessons from Contemporary Resettlement in the South Pacific, Columbia J. Int’l Affairs (forthcoming Spring 2015).

  • Maxine Burkett, The Nation Ex-Situ: On Climate Change, Deterritorialized Nationhood, and the Post-Climate Era, 2 Climate Law 1 (Fall 2011).

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