Craig quoted in National Geographic on Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was quoted in the August 26, 2016 edition of National Geographic in a story titled, “Hawaii Is Now Home to an Ocean Reserve Twice the Size of Texas.” President Obama recently quadrupled the size of the national marine monument off northwestern Hawaii to a 583,000-square-mile “no-take” zone.” The history and power […]

Working with Elected Officials on Water Issues: What can Collaboration Bring to the Table?

By Jamie Holmstead for EDRblog.org.  A few weeks ago I had the privilege to attend the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program’s Dialogue on Collaboration seminar. This seminar was focused on the importance and challenges of involving elected officials in collaborative efforts, specifically water-related issues. As I prepared myself mentally for what I would encounter at the […]

Collaboration Is a Better Way to Solve Our Most Difficult Problems

By Lauren Barros for EDRblog.org. Several years ago, I became a member of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of Utah.  It made sense to me to encourage families to seek to resolve their problems collaboratively, rather than in court.  Although most of my clients do not use a formal collaborative process, I incorporate principles of collaborative […]

Ruple discusses public lands research on KPCW

John Ruple, associate professor (research) at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, appeared on KPCW to discuss recently released research on public lands. New research from Ruple found that transferring millions of acres of federally managed public lands to states, as contemplated under Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act, would make Endangered Species Act compliance […]

Citizen Referendum? I vote “needs review”

By Larry Schooler for EDRblog.org.  Did the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote resolve anything? What does such a narrow margin of victory for the Leave (EU) position really mean? What about the referendum in Austin, Texas, on transportation networking companies like Uber and Lyft? The measure was drafted by the companies and when it failed, two of […]

EDR program cited in Priest River, Idaho land use discussion

Editor’s note: The grant received for Project 7B is from the LOR Foundation, not the College of Law EDR program as noted in the Priest River Times story. The Wallace Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution program (EDR program) was cited as a facilitator of land use planning in northern Idaho community of Priest River. A new […]

In the Footsteps of Many: Collaboration is Key to Preserving the National Park Experience

By Cory MacNulty for EDRblog.org. Just under 12 million people visited Utah’s 13 national park sites in 2015.  Park enthusiasts are flocking to these iconic landscapes to scramble up Angels Landing at Zion National Park, contemplate the Milky Way galaxy and dark, starry night skies at Bryce Canyon National Park, and to experience an awe […]

Transfer of federal lands to states would make Endangered Species Act compliance more expensive and difficult

New study published in a University of California, Davis environmental journal explores the impact of a land transfer on Endangered Species Act compliance. (June 29, 2016) — New research from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law finds that transferring millions of acres of federally managed public lands to states, as contemplated under […]

Goodrich quoted in Deseret News article on Bears Ears monument

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Adjunct Professor Luke Goodrich was quoted in an article in the Deseret News about whether the Bears Ears monument hinders or protects Native American religion.  Read the full article here.     

“Endless pressure, endlessly applied:” Idaho’s Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness Bill

By Rick Johnson for EDRblog.org.  It’s a special day when the President of the United States opens the door and invites you in. As Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) would later say to President Obama as we stood in a circle around the Presidential Seal on the Oval Office rug, “You know, Rick here has been […]