Faculty

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0FacultyWildermuth, AmyProfessorAdministrative Law, Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Property
0FacultyReitze, ArnoldProfessor (Lecturer)Climate Change, Environmental Law, Natural Resources
0FacultyRuple, JohnAssociate Professor (Research), Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the EnvironmentEnergy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Public Lands, Water Law
0FacultyDavies, LincolnAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs, ProfessorCivil Procedure, Climate Change, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation, Natural Resources, Religion
0FacultyStraube, MicheleProfessor (Lecturer)Environmental Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law
0FacultyAdler, RobertDean College of Law, ProfessorAdministrative Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Water Law
0FacultyKeiter, RobertDistinguished ProfessorAdministrative Law, Climate Change, Constitutional Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Public Lands
0FacultyCraig, RobinProfessorAdministrative Law, Environmental Law, Property, Water Law

News and Events

Craig article on ocean acidification ranked among top 25 environmental articles of 2016

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig wrote an article titled, Dealing with Ocean Acidification: The Problem, the Clean Water Act, and State and Regional Approaches for the Washington Law Review. This article has been named one of the Top 25 environmental, natural resources and energy law articles of 2016. pdf link: […]

Craig quoted in The Verge on judicial appointments under Trump

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was quoted on Jan. 20 in The Verge in an article about the role of judges on environmental policies. Trump plans to dismantle most of Obama’s efforts to protect the environment but it will be the judges, in large part, who determine the outcome […]

Ruple interviewed on KUER about naming of Bears Ears National Monument

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed on KUER radio about the recently named Bears Ears National Monument by President Barack Obama. Ruple discusses the legal history behind the naming of monuments and the legal challenges disgruntled residents will have in trying to reverse it. Listen to the […]

Does Nevada hold the key to future policy decisions on solar power?

It’s cheaper than ever before for people in the U.S. to install rooftop solar panels as an energy source.  With the trend continuing to gain traction, states have started revisiting the laws they use to promote rooftop solar—so-called ‘net metering’ policies.  An analysis by Lincoln L. Davies, associate dean for academic affairs and a professor […]

New research by law school’s Rumore is altering the game of climate change

Could turning climate change into a game inspire communities to seriously consider climate change risks and what they need to do to adapt? Danya Rumore, who holds a joint appointment at the University of Utah as associate director of the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program and as a research assistant professor […]

College of Law receives $250,000 gift and new $5 million endowment to top-ranked environmental law program

Gift from The ESRR Endowment Fund for the Wallace Stegner Center will enhance scholarship and programming opportunities at the prestigious Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment.

Craig appointed to IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law

Robin Craig, the William H. Leary Professor and Acting Director of the Stegner at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been appointed to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s  World Commission on Environmental Law. The post will allow Craig to work with other scholars from around the world to carry out the organization’s […]

Keiter and Ruple cited in Salt Lake Tribune op-ed

S.J. Quinney College of Law professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple were cited in a January 19, 2016 op-ed authored by Brian Maffly of The Salt Lake Tribune. Titled, “The history and law behind Utah’s bid to gain federal public lands,” the opinion story outlines Utah’s claim to federal lands. And Keiter and Ruple contend a […]

Reitze authors op-ed on proposed coal-to-liquid fuel plant

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Arnold Reitze published an editorial in the January 14, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Current law discourages thorough vetting of proposed coal-to-liquid plant.” “The CAA places the major responsibility for regulating stationary sources on state government, with the most stringent rules imposed on major sources. However, […]

Adaptive Governance: Collaboration and Then Some

by Robin Kundis Craig for EDRblog.org. Many environmental problems, especially if they are grounded in natural resource use, face the governance challenge of changing conditions. Those transformations might occur in the natural resource or ecosystem itself—the result, for example, of over-use, invasive species, drought, sea-level rise, or climate change. However, changes can also occur in […]