Congressional Quarterly cites public lands work of Keiter and Ruple

The April 22, 2016 issue of Congressional Quarterly cited the work of Professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple in an article titled, “Managing Western Lands: Should the U.S. turn over federal lands to the states?” But John Ruple, a University of Utah law professor and co-author of a legal analysis of the transfer movement, says Utah […]

Fireside Q & A with Professor Larry Susskind

by Natalie Watkins for  Larry Susskind is the Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT, the founder of the Consensus Building Institute, and a leading theorist in the field of public sector dispute resolution. On March 30, he met with students and professionals at the University of Utah College of Law for […]

Craig publishes new book, “Contemporary Issues in Climate Change Law and Policy.”

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig published a new book titled, “Contemporary Issues in Climate Change Law and Policy: Essays Inspired by the IPCC.” The work is co-authored by Stephen R. Miller. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s most recent set of reports, generally referred to collectively as the Fifth Assessment Report, present significant […]

McLaughlin comments on conservation easements for golf courses

Professor Nancy McLaughlin was quoted in the April 13, 2016 issue of Inc. magazine in a story titled, “Save the Birdies: Golf Courses Deserve (Some) Environmental Tax Credit.” “I actually think golf courses, properly managed, in some limited circumstances, could protect habitat,” she explained. “Golf courses are also some of the only remaining open spaces […]

Ruple quoted in, “4 Myths About America’s Parks and Public Lands”

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor John Ruple was quoted in a Wilderness Society story titled, “4 Myths About America’s Parks and Public Lands.” Ruple was one of four public lands experts cited. The story got broad exposure when shared by Outdoor Industry Association. Read the complete story at»

Ruple publishes national monument op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune

Wallace Stegner Center professor John Ruple published an op-ed in the March 26, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune. The opinion, titled “Recent national monuments have protected local interests,” addresses public lands and the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument proposal. For 110 years, the Antiquities Act has empowered presidents to protect lands […]

Craig appears on University of Melbourne’s “Up Close” program

During a visit to Melbourne, Australia to lecture, Professor Robin Craig appeared on the University of Melbourne’s “Up Close” radio program. The segment was titled, “The end of sustainability: Realism and resilience in managing our natural resources.” Environmental legal scholar Professor Robin Craig argues that the doctrine of sustainability in managing our natural resources fails […]

The Power of Collaborative Tinkering and Creative Problem Solving

By Danya Rumore for Environmental and natural resource conflicts tend to be enormously complicated, emotionally and politically fraught, and seemingly intractable. Take, for example, issues such as conflict over public lands here in Utah. Or debates about what should be done to mitigate and adapt to global climate change. Those embroiled in such situations, and […]

EDR Program offers course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration

The Wallace Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program is offering a short course on effective natural resource collaboration. The course consists of six 1.5-day sessions held at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. The program received $5,000 in scholarship support from the Huntsman Corporation and $5,000 from the The I.J. and Jeanné Wagner Charitable Foundation. Application […]

Apply for Short Course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration

By Michele Straube for If my sense of reality about the discourse around environmental and natural resources (ENR) issues was limited to what I read in the news, I’d be worried.  Hostile takeovers at a wildlife refuge in Oregon.  Heated debate at Utah’s legislature about whether or not to sue the federal government.  Trash […]