Stegner Center Faculty and Staff
The Wallace Stegner Center’s faculty is actively engaged in a wide range of environmental and natural resources issues. Faculty research addresses such diverse topics as public land management, wildlife protection, international environmental law, law and science, water pollution, toxic and hazardous wastes, ecosystem management, land use, and others. The faculty regularly publishes its research in books and articles in law journals and other sources, participates in conferences and other forums, and engages in consulting, pro bono representation, service on public boards and commissions, and other public service activities.
Robert B. Keiter
Director, Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment
Wallace Stegner Professor of Law
University Distinguished Professor
A.B., Cum Laude, Washington University; J.D. Cum Laude, Northwestern University School of Law
Professor Keiter is the founding director of the Wallace Stegner Center, Wallace Stegner Professor of Law, and University Distinguished Professor. He has written extensively on public lands, national parks, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem management. His books include: To Conserve Unimpaired: The Evolution of the National Park Idea and Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America’s Public Lands. He is a trustee of the National Parks Conservation Association and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He serves on the Greater Yellowstone Coalition’s board of directors and is associate director for the University of Utah’s Institute for Clean and Secure Energy.
Robert W. Adler
Dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law
James I. Farr Presidential Chair in Law
B.A., Johns Hopkins University; J.D. Cum Laude, Georgetown University Law Center
Dean Adler has published numerous works in law, science and policy journals on environmental law, water law, agricultural law, and constitutional law issues. He is a recipient of the Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore for his work on national clean water issues, the Pfeifferhorn Conservation Leadership Award for volunteer environmental service in Utah, and an award from the Utah Chapter of the American Water Resources Association for his educational contribution to water issues.
Antony T. Anghie
Samuel Thurman Professor of Law
B.A. and LL.B., Monash University: Melbourne, Australia; S.J.D., Harvard Law School
Professor Anghie practiced law in Australia, before joining the College in 1995. He has served on the Executive Councils of the American Society of International Law and the Asian Society of International Law. He is a member of the advisory boards of several journals including the Chinese Journal of International Law and International Theory. He writes on various aspects of international law including the history of international law, theories of sovereignty, international economic law, globalization and human rights.
Robin Kundis Craig
William H. Leary Professor of Law
B.A., Pomona College; M.A., The John Hopkins University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara; J.D., Lewis & Clark School of Law
Professor Craig’s work focuses on all things water–the Clean Water Act, ocean and coastal law, water law, and the intersections between them–as well as on climate change adaptation. She authored or co-authored five books, and over 50 book chapters and articles, which have appeared in publications from Cambridge University, Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, Emory, Tulane, Cardozo, and others. She is also active in the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, having served on the Executive Council and chaired several section committees.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Special Assistant Office of Faculty, Sr VP Academic Affairs
Professor of Law
B.S., University of Michigan; J.D., Stanford Law School
Associate Dean Davies is an expert in energy and environmental law and policy. He practiced in energy and natural resources law at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C., and clerked for Associate Chief Justice Leonard H. Russon of the Utah Supreme Court. Professor Davies serves on the Utah Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure. His research centers on energy law and policy, environmental law, land use and water law, and administrative law.
Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development
Professor of Law
Alfred C. Emery Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy; University Distinguished Professor; B.A. with High Honors; Phi Beta Kappa, Wellesley College; Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Michigan; J.D., S.J. Quinney College of Law
Associate Dean Francis writes extensively in the areas of bioethics, health law, and disability. She serves as co-chair of the Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security Subcommittee of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, the federal advisory committee on health data to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. She is a member of the ethics committee of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Utah Humanities Council and as an elected vice president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.
James R. Holbrook
Clinical Professor of Law
B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Indiana University; J.D., S.J. Quinney College of Law
Professor Holbrook frequently speaks on alternative dispute resolution, teaches mediator courses around the country, and writes on ADR topics. He has mediated and arbitrated more than 700 cases dealing with diverse issues. In 2012, he received an Alumni Award from Grinnell College for his commitment to find new ways to think about conflict and better ways to solve problems. He is the co-author of two books: Advanced Negotiation and Mediation and Lawyering Skills, forthcoming in 2014.
Nancy A. McLaughlin
Robert W. Swenson Professor of Law
B.S. with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi Mathematics Scholar; University of Massachusetts at Amherst; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
Professor McLaughlin’s scholarship focuses on conservation easements and nonprofit governance issues, and she also lectures extensively on these issues. Her numerous articles on these subjects have appeared in a variety of legal journals. She also serves on the Land Trust Alliance’s Conservation Defense Advisory Council, the advisory boards for Utah Open Lands and Vital Ground, and as a member of the Habitat Protection Advisory Committee of the Wildlife Land Trust. She has also edited the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Journal since 2000.
Arnold W. Reitze Jr.
Professor of Law
B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University; J.D., Rutgers University
Professor Reitze has extensive experience in the private sector doing air pollution compliance counseling and litigation. He has written seven books and more than 70 research studies and articles on environmental law. His most recent books are: Air Pollution Control and Climate Change Mitigation Law; Stationary Source Air Pollution Law; and The Law of Air Pollution: Compliance & Enforcement. He served as J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law and director of the Environmental Law Program at George Washington University School of Law for thirty-eight years.
Research Associate Professor of Law
Wallace Stegner Center Fellow
M.S., Michigan State University, J.D. University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
John Ruple conducts research on public land and water resource management, including efforts to improve management efficiency and collaborative resource management between the federal and state governments. Prior to joining the Stegner Center, John worked as a Fellow with the University of Utah’s Institute for Clean and Secure Energy, where he addressed land and water issues involving energy development in Utah’s Uinta Basin. John also worked as policy analyst in Governor Jon Huntsman’s Public Lands Office, as an environmental attorney, and a NEPA contractor specializing in permitting for projects involving ski areas operating on National Forest System lands. He has published in the Utah Environmental Law Review, Idaho Law Review, and Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, and contributed to various books, technical reports, and NEPA documents.
Professor of Law / Lecturer
Director, Environmental Dispute Resolution Program
B.A., Rice University; J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center
Professor Straube joined the College of Law full-time in 2012 as the Founding Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program. She served as adjunct faculty for ten years before that, teaching Environmental Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management. She has more than 30 years of experience in environmental law as a practicing attorney, policy analyst for private and public sector clients, and facilitator/mediator. She also directed Salt Lake Solutions for Mayor Ralph Becker’s collaborative government initiative.
Associate Vice President for Faculty
Professor of Law
A.B. History, B.S. Engineering and Policy; Washington University; M.S., Environmental Engineering; J.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor Wildermuth joined the college in 2003 after clerking for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Wildermuth has also taught at her alma mater, the University of Illinois, and in addition to her scholarly writing, she has authored several amicus briefs for cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Affiliate Faculty and Emeritus Faculty
Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor of Law
Erika R. George, Professor of Law
William J. Lockhart, Emeritus Professor Emeritus of Law
John Martinez, Professor of Law
Jeff Schwartz, Professor of Law
Alexander Tallchief Skibine, Professor of Law
Debora L. Threedy, Lee E. Teitelbaum Endowed Professor of Law; Co-Director, Center for Innovation in Legal Education
Steven E. Clyde, Vice President, Shareholder and Director, ClydeSnow Attorneys at Law
James A. Holtkamp, Partner, Holland & Hart
Daniel A. Jensen, Shareholder, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
Thomas A. Mitchell, Senior Counsel, State of Utah, School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration
Jan Nystrom, Associate Director
Kristina Monty, Special Events Coordinator