The College of Law’s Chaired Professors Committee announced in February 2015 that Professor Lincoln Davies was the new James I. Farr Professor of Law. In announcing Davies’ selection, Dean Robert Adler noted, “Professor Davies richly deserves this honor, which recognizes his individual professional achievements in the realms of scholarship, teaching, service, and leadership, all of which are considered carefully by the Committee as relevant factors in these decisions.”
In selecting Professor Lincoln Davies for this honor, the Committee considered Davies’ career- long accomplishments. Professor Davies holds a J.D. from Stanford University Law School and a B.S. from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the College of Law faculty in 2007, he clerked for the Utah Supreme Court and practiced energy and technology law in Washington, DC, with Steptoe & Johnson. His scholarship focuses on energy, environmental, and administrative law, particularly addressing renewable energy legal issues. A prolific scholar, his work includes a casebook on Energy Law and Policy, the forthcoming USA volume for the International Encyclopedia of Law: Energy Law, numerous law review articles published in such journals as Maryland Law Review, Connecticut Law Review, BYU Law Review, and Ecology Law Quarterly, legal reports for the Department of Energy, and comparative legal analyses of German, U.S., and Korean energy laws and policies.
In 2014, the University of Utah recognized Professor Davies as a Presidential Scholar, an award reserved for only a handful of accomplished young faculty scholars. He has spoken at numerous conferences across the country, participated in the University’s Institute for Clean and Secure Energy, and organized several Stegner Center symposiums and conferences. His service to the College of Law is extensive, including his role as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, faculty adviser to the Utah Law Review, and coach of the environmental law moot court team. He also serves on the Utah Interfaith Power and Light board of directors and on the Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure.