Robert Percival is the Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Law Program at the University of Maryland School of Law. Professor Percival is internationally recognized as a leading scholar in environmental law. He is principal author of the country's most widely used casebook in environmental law, Environmental Regulation: Law, Science & Policy, now in its sixth edition. He has taught as a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School in 2000 and 2009 and at Georgetown University Law Center in 2005. He currently teaches Environmental Law, Comparative Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, and Administrative Law at Maryland. In 2007 he was named the University's 'Teacher of the Year’. During the spring semester 2008 Percival taught as a J. William Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. He previously taught as a Fulbright scholar at Comenius University Law School in Slovakia.
In 2009 Professor Percival served as a Citizen Ambassador to China for the U.S. Department of State. Professor Percival has served as the Natural Resource Law Institute Distinguished Visitor at Lewis & Clark College of Law and as a visiting professor of law at the University of Chile where he helped establish South America's first environmental law clinic. He also has taught summer courses at the University of British Columbia and at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Professor Percival has served on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute and as co-chair of the steering committee of the D.C. Bar's Section on Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.
Professor Percival earned his B.A. from Macalester College and his M.A. and J.D. from Stanford University.