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Downtown CLE – Stream Access, the Public Trust Doctrine, and Utah Stream Access Coalition: Where Are We Now in Utah?

12:00-1:00 p.m., Jones Waldo (170 Main St Suite 1500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101) This CLE will provide an overview of navigable waters, stream access, and the public trust doctrine in Utah. After beginning with an introduction to these subjects and prior Utah court decisions, the discussion will focus on the Utah Supreme Court’s late-2017 […]

The Future of Indian Water Rights in the West

By Nils Lofgren for EDRBlog.org Water is an important and essential commodity for people living in the western United States today. Water is just as important for Indians living on reservation lands in the western states. As the importance of water increases a new trend has begun in the west, Indian tribes are creating settlements […]

Craig’s article cited by Iowa Supreme Court

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig’s article titled, Defining Riparian Rights as “Property” Through Takings Litigation: Is There a Property Right to Environmental Quality? was cited in the Iowa Supreme Court Board of Water Works Trustess of City of Des Moines v. SAC County Board of Supervisors case. The Iowa […]

Stegner Center Water in the West Symposium featured in Daily Chronicle

The Wallace Stegner Center at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law was featured in the U’s Daily Chronicle about the forthcoming 22nd Annual Symposium titled, Water in the West: Exploring Untapped Solutions. Robin Craig, acting director of the Wallace Stegner Center shared, “It’s a conference on water, and we haven’t done one on […]

Craig to speak at Natural History Museum of Utah Science Movie Night

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig will be speaking at the Natural History Museum of Utah (NMHU) on Tuesday, Apr. 4. Craig’s remarks are in conjunction with the Science Movie Night hosted by NMHU and the Utah Film Center. Science Movie Night April film screening: A Plastic Ocean – “Accompanied […]

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: […]

Water law Down Under

  Robin Craig, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, spent part of the semester as a visiting professor at the University of Tasmania School of Law in Hobart, where she taught a course on comparative water law and research resilience and climate change adaptation issues. She’s recently returned to the U with […]

Keiter quoted in Outside Magazine on Alaska wilderness

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Bob Keiter was quoted in Outside Magazine in a story titled, “Who Controls Alaska’s Waterways.” Last month, after years of appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Sturgeon’s case. Sturgeon v. Masica will determine whether and how the Department of the Interior will be able to regulate waterways on the […]

Downtown CLE: Clean Water Act

  Where Are We on WOTUS (Waters of the United States)? The Agencies, the Congress, the Lobbyists, and the Commenters on the Future of the Clean Water Act 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Parr Brown (101 South 200 East #700, SLC 84111) On April 21, 2014 — almost 8 years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s three-way […]

Green Bag: Planning Utah’s Water Future

Planning Utah’s Water Future A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom Utah’s future is inextricably tied to how we manage our water. Facing anticipated population growth, increasing interstate competition and potential climate changes, Governor Herbert has directed the development of a 50-year water plan for Utah. Alan Matheson […]