Legal Team

Gabriel Eckstein

Attorney / Advisor

Practice Areas


  • American University, J.D./LL.M.
  • Florida State University, M.S.
  • Kent State University, B.A.


  • New York
  • West Virginia
  • District of Columbia


Gabriel Eckstein is a professor of law at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, in Fort Worth, TX, where he specializes in water and environmental law and policy at both the US and international levels. He has served as an expert advisor and consultant on US and international environmental and water issues to various organizations and programs, including the Geneva Initiative, the U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP), the U.N. International Law Commission (UNILC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), World Commission on Dams, Organization of American States (OAS), the UNESCO/OAS ISARM Americas Programme, and various local water entities in the United States.

Prior to joining Texas Wesleyan University, Professor Eckstein held the George W. McCleskey Chair in Water Law at Texas Tech University where he also directed the Texas Tech University Center for Water Law & Policy. Before that, he served as Senior Counsel for CropLife America, an agrichemical trade association trade association, working on environmental regulation and legislative matters, and as a litigator in private practice working on environmental, toxic tort, and asbestos cases.

Currently, Professor Eckstein also serves as director of the Internet-based International Water Law Project, and is on the executive boards of the International Water Resources Association and the and the International Association for Water Law.

Professor Eckstein holds LL.M. and JD degrees from American University’s Washington College of Law, M.S. in International Affairs from Florida State University, and a B.S. in Geology from Kent State University. He is admitted to the bars of New York, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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