Mark Davis is a Senior Research Fellow at Tulane University Law School and Director of the Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy at the Law School. He comes to the Institute after 14 years as the Executive Director of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana where he was extensively involved in shaping laws, policies and programs at the state and federal level dealing the restoration and stewardship of coastal ecosystems. Prior to that time he practiced law in Washington DC and Chicago. He has also been an adjunct professor at IIT Chicago Kent School of Law and Indiana University's School of Business in Indianapolis. He has a JD, with honors, from Indiana University and an MLT from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Davis has written and lectured widely on matters related to coastal and water resource management and has testified before White House and Congressional panels on numerous occasions. He has been recognized for his work with a Louisiana Legend Award from the Louisiana Environmental Action Network and an Environmental Hero award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Christopher Dalbom is the Program Manager of the Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy at the Law School. After graduating from Tulane Law School in 2012 he worked for one year as a Senior Research Fellow at the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy. Christopher has done extensive work on legal and policy issues relating to interstate water compacts, Mississippi River management, the RESTORE Act and other revenue streams associated with the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and coastal and water management. Prior to coming to Tulane, Christopher served in the Peace Corps in El Salvador and studied cultural geography in Louisiana and Virginia. He has a JD from Tulane University, an MA from Louisiana State University, and a BA from the University of Kansas.