- Titled Professor (2020)
- Robert H. McKinney Professor of Law
- Distinguished and Titled Professors (Past) (2003)
- Bruce Townsend Professor of Law
Daniel H. Cole is professor of law in the Maurer School of Law and previously served as R. Bruce Townsend Professor of Law at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. He teaches and writes about Property, Natural Resources Law, Environmental Protection, and Law & Economics. He also writes extensively about Poland and Polish law. Professor Cole is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and the author of five books and more than 30 law review articles, book chapters, and essays. One of his books, Instituting Environmental Protection: From Red to Green in Poland (Macmillan and St. Martin's, 1998), received the prestigious AAASS/Orbis Polish Book Prize in 1999. His most recent book is Principles of Law and Economics (Prentice-Hall 2005) (co-authored with Peter Z. Grossman). Professor Cole is a Life Member of Clare Hall (College for Advanced Study), Cambridge, and has served as a Visiting Scholar in the Faculties of Law and Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. In the Fall of 2001, Professor Cole was the John S. Lehmann Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Cole received his JD, cum laude, with Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. He holds JSM (1991) and JSD (1996) degrees from Stanford University.