For the Stegner Center, the 2013-2014 academic year was both busy and rewarding. As noted in this newsletter, the College of Law is very excited about our new building which employs state-of-the-art sustainability features. We look forward to moving in next summer and opening for classes in Fall 2015. The Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program, Environmental Law Clinic, and Research Fellows Program are growing and continuing to bring in new projects and generate new opportunities for students. (See the articles in this newsletter for additional information on all three of these programs.)
The annual symposium assembled 18 speakers from around the country to address “National Parks: Past, Present and Future.” Jonathan Jarvis, the Director of the National Park Service, delivered the keynote address. (For additional information, please see the article on the 19th annual symposium.) Katrina Kuh, Associate Professor, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University, was in residence on September 4 to 5 as the Stegner Center’s 9th Annual Young Scholar. She delivered her young scholar lecture on “Towards a Theory of Environmental Privacy” and a Downtown CLE on “Climate Adaptation in Environmental Review.” The Stegner Center hosted two speakers as part of our lecture series. On January 29, journalist and author Cynthia Barnett delivered a presentation based on her book Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis. On February 6, mediator, facilitator and author Lucy Moore delivered a presentation based on her book Common Ground on Hostile Turf: Stories from an Environmental Mediator.
The Stegner Center’s popular noon hour green bag series brought in several local speakers, who addressed a variety of topics, including the implications of climate change for Utah, Utah’s water future, and unleashing the power of free enterprise to deliver the fuel of the future.