College of Law Students and Faculty Make Positive Impression at ABA Water Law Conference

Professor Robin Craig and five Law Student Scholars represented the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law at the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ 31st Annual Water Law Conference, held June 5-7 in Las Vegas.

(Left to right): Stephanie Pitcher, Kate Tipple, Kirsten Allen, and Haley Carmer.

(Left to right): Stephanie Pitcher, Kate Tipple, Kirsten Allen, and Haley Carmer.

In addition to Craig, the College of Law was represented by students Kirsten Allen (rising 3L); Haley Carmer (rising 3L); Mary Milner (rising 3L); Stephanie Pitcher (rising 2L); and Kate Tipple (rising 2L). 

“The students made quite a positive splash for the College of Law and represented by far the largest block of Law Student Scholars at the conference. There were 16 Law Student Scholars total,” Craig said.

Students weren’t the only ones who made a positive impression at the conference. Craig’s talk on the Endangered Species Act’s discretionary function requirement for Section 7 consultation won one of the two “Best Paper” awards for the conference. The title of the paper was: “Is There Really a Duty to Consult? Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, Federal Water Management, and the Discretionary Function Requirement.”

Mary Milner

Mary Milner