Anastasia Telesetsky came to University of Idaho in 2009 from Briscoe, Ivester and Bazel, a San Francisco-based environmental and natural resources law firm. She teaches the international law curriculum and part of the environmental law curriculum, including public international law, international environmental law, international trade and investment law, private international law, and environmental law. She is a member of the Natural Resources and Environmental Law program faculty and the adviser to both the Environmental Law Society and International Law Student Association.
Anastasia has a J.D. from UC Berkeley, where she was an editor for Ecology Law Quarterly and earned her environmental law certificate. She also has an LL.M. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where she wrote a thesis on environmental insurance law with a focus on developing a climate change disaster insurance product.
Anastasia brings a policy-oriented approach to her scholarship which is primarily focused in the fields of international environmental law and law of the sea. She has explored a number of pressing contemporary international and environmental legal topics in her writing including large landscape/seascape ecological restoration, transboundary restoration treaties, illegal-unreported-unregulated fishing, auction mechanisms for allocating fishery rights, perverse environmental subsidies in fishing, multi-stakeholder ocean governance institutions, non-governmental organization accountability, the use of territorial use right fisheries to promote conservation and restoration, and the use of national legal mechanisms to reduce black carbon emissions.