The Utah Chapter of the American Water Resources Association, which seeks to advance multidisciplinary water resources education, management and research, has honored Robert W. Adler, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the James I. Farr Chair in Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law.
Adler is a prolific scholar on water law. In 2007, he published two books — Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach (Aspen Publishers) and Restoring Colorado River Ecosystems: A Troubled Sense of Immensity (Island Press). He regularly teaches courses in civil procedure and environmental law. He is currently developing an interdisciplinary course on “Environmental Law and Engineering,” in which law students and environmental engineering graduate students will work together on environmental projects in Utah.
Adler practiced environmental law for 15 years, after completing a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. with honors from Georgetown University Law Center. Adler enjoys the outdoors and runs marathons, including the Wasatch Front 100-mile trail race in Utah’s mountains.