Findley, Roger W.

Roger W. Findley

Distinguished Retired Faculty

Roger W. Findley, Distinguished Retired Faculty

Courses Taught

  • Environmental Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Property
  • Water Law


  • AB, DePauw University, Phi Beta Kappa
  • JD, University of Michigan, Order of the Coif


While attending the University of Michigan, Roger Findley was project editor of the Michigan Law Review. He practiced with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco for several years. From 1966 to 1991, he was a member of the faculty of the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as director of Environmental and Planning Studies; associate dean for academic affairs; acting dean; and Albert E. Jenner, Jr. professor. He also has been a visiting law professor at the University of Michigan; the University of California Davis; Hastings College of Law; Fordham University; Brooklyn Law School; the University of Paris in France; the University of Seville in Spain; the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; and the University of Bologna in Italy. He joined the Loyola faculty in 1991. An expert on international environmental issues, Findley has done research, lectured, and worked with public officials in Brazil and Colombia concerning the improvement of environmental and natural resources laws in those countries.

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Law Institute

Selected Scholarship

  • Environmental Law in a Nutshell, 7th ed. (West, 2008) (with Daniel Farber)
  • Cases and Materials on Property, 9th ed. (Foundation, 2008) (with J. Cribbet, E. Smith, and J. Dzienkowski)
  • Cases and Materials on Environmental Law, 7th ed. (West, 2006) (with D. Farber, J. Freeman, and A. Carlson)
  • "The Future of Environmental Law," 8 Revista de Direito Ambiental 9 (Sao Paulo, 2003)
  • Chapter on "Environmental Law" in United States Law of Trade and Investment, vol. IV, B. Kozolchyk and J. Molloy, eds., (Fred B. Rothman Publications, 2001)