Jeremiah Williamson, an LL.M. candidate at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will published an article titled “”Stream Wars: The Constitutionality of the Utah Public Waters Access Act,” in the July 2011 issue of the Denver Water Law Review.
Williamson, who conducted directed research for Professor Robert Adler during Fall Semester 2010, wrote the paper on the controversy surrounding House Bill 141, also known as the Utah Public Waters Access Act. It explores the legal origins of public ownership in Utah water law and assesses the implications for the constitutional validity of HB 141.
“Working with Professor Adler, a leading expert on water law, was an invaluable experience for me,” Williamson said. “This research provided me with insight into Utah’s very unique constitutional history, especially as it relates to water.”