Rachel Rothschild is an assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School. Before joining the Michigan Law faculty, she was a legal fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity, where she remains an affiliated scholar.

Rothschild’s scholarship sits at the intersection of law, history, and policy. She is the author of Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution (University of Chicago Press, 2019) and has written numerous articles and essays on pollution problems for academic journals and media outlets. Her recent research examines climate change litigation, as well as the past and present regulation of toxic substances.

From 2015 to 2017, she was an assistant professor and faculty fellow at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.