Associate Vice President of Faculty
Professor of Law
Professor Wildermuth joined the College of Law in 2003 after serving a one-year clerkship for Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the United States. She also clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and for Judge Harry T. Edwards, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. In addition to a one-year visiting professorship at the College of Law in 2001-02, Professor Wildermuth has been a visiting professor at her alma mater, the University of Illinois College of Law.
Professor Wildermuth teaches and writes in the areas of civil procedure, administrative law, natural resources and environmental law, property, and Supreme Court practice. Her scholarship agenda focuses on three themes: (1) the importance of sound ecological science to the law on environmental issues, (2) the appropriate governance mechanisms in the administrative setting, and (3) the value of identifying and connecting to culture in order to create workable policy solutions. She has also served as Counsel of Record for several amicus briefs in cases heard by the Supreme Court.
Professor Wildermuth received the College of Law's Early Career Faculty Award in 2007, was named Professor of the Year by the Jackie Chiles Society in 2008, was awarded the Peter W. Billings Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009, and won the College’s Faculty Service Award in 2011.
A native of Illinois, Professor Wildermuth spends her free time trying not to injure herself while snowboarding and mountain biking.
The Next Step: The Integration of Energy Law and Environmental Law, 31 Utah Envtl. L. Rev. 369 (2011).
Clean Water Act Developments: What Will the Supreme Court Do Next?, 56 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 19-1 (2010).
Standing, On Appeal, 2010 U. Ill. Rev. 957 (with Lincoln L. Davies).
Is Environmental Law a Barrier to Emerging Alternative Energy Sources?, 46 Idaho L. Rev. 509 (2010).
The Legacy of Exxon Valdez: How Do We Stop the Crisis?, 6 St. Thomas L. Rev. 129 (2010).
What Twombly and Mead Have in Common, 102 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 276 (2008)
Bringing Order to the Skidmore Revival: A Response to Hickman and Krueger, Colum. L. Rev. Sidebar (2007)
Why State Standing in Massachusetts v. EPA Matters, 27 J. Land Resources & Envtl. L. 273 (2007)
Massachusetts v. EPA: Breaking New Ground on Issues Other Than Global Warming, co-authored with Kathryn A. Watts, 102 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1029 (2008), 102 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 1 (2007)
Solving the Puzzle of Mead and Christensen: What Would Justice Stevens Do?, 74 Fordham L. Rev. 1877 (2006)
Eco-pragmatism and Ecology: What's Leopold Got to Do With It?, 87 Minn. L. Rev. 1145 (2003), reprinted in The Jurisdynamics of Environmental Protection: Change and the Pragmatic Voice in Environmental Law (Jim Chen ed., 2003)