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Does Nevada hold the key to future policy decisions on solar power?

It’s cheaper than ever before for people in the U.S. to install rooftop solar panels as an energy source.  With the trend continuing to gain traction, states have started revisiting the laws they use to promote rooftop solar—so-called ‘net metering’ policies.  An analysis by Lincoln L. Davies, associate dean for academic affairs and a professor […]

Davies op-ed: “Donald Trump’s anti-Christian worldview”

Professor Lincoln Davies published an op-ed in the November 6, 2016 edition of the Deseret News titled, “Donald Trump’s anti-Christian worldview.” Faithful Christians and people of conscience should not vote for Donald Trump. Now, as a candidate for the highest office in the land, we have Donald Trump, who at every turn takes stands and […]

Davies Comments on Pope’s Statement About Climate Change

June 18, 2015. Professor Lincoln Davies was quoted on Fox13 News and in The Salt Lake Tribune about Pope Francis’ climate change statements. “The pope makes clear that this is a moral issue, not a political issue. A conservative, a true conservative, will embrace [conservation]. The pope says that,” said Lincoln Davies, a law professor […]

Davies’ Casebook on Energy Law to Be Released in October

Energy Law and Policy, a new casebook co-authored by Professor Lincoln Davies (with Klass, Osofsky, Tomain, and Wilson), will be released in mid-October.

German Energy Blog Praises Davies Article on Feed-In Tariffs

The German Energy Blog praised an article co-authored by Professor Lincoln Davies and attorney Kirsten Allen that appeared recently in the West Virginia Law Review. The blog praised the article as a “must read for anyone looking more closely into feed-in tariff systems, or trying to improve them. Comparing and contrasting the regimes in Germany, […]

German Energy Blog cites Davies’ paper

Lincoln Davies and Kirst Allen have just published an excellent article “Feed-in Tariffs in Turmoil” in the West Virginia Law Review. Anyone interested in better understanding feed-in tariff schemes should read it. The comprehensive (38 page) article contains case studies of three countries that have used feed-in tariffs: Germany, Spain and South Korea. For each […]

Davies Selected as University of Utah Presidential Scholar

Lincoln Davies, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was recently selected by the University of Utah as a Presidential Scholar The new Presidential Scholarship program is designed to recognize excellence in scholarship and teaching by mid-career faculty members at the University of Utah. The award lasts for three […]

Davies Appointed to State Energy Task Force

Governor Gary Herbert has appointed Professor Lincoln Davies to a state energy task force.  The task force, called the Energy Team, is a part of Governor Herbert’s Your Utah, Your Future program, a statewide initiative aimed at helping proactively plan how to meet Utah’s future growth challenges.  It is estimated that Utah’s population will double by 2050. […]

Law Review Symposium: Governing the United States in 2020

S.J.Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom The United States government seems to be in a continual state of dysfunction. Gridlock grips Congress, the Executive Branch fills in the void of congressional lawmaking by acting unilaterally, the judiciary struggles with whether and how to involve itself in this state of affairs, and the States and […]

Stegner Center’s 18th Annual Symposium Highlights Ties between Religion, Faith and Environment

On April 12 – 13, 2013, scientists, activists, lawyers, and scholars assembled at the Wallace Stegner Center’s Eighteenth Annual Symposium to examine the often-unexamined ties between religion, faith, and the environment. In choosing this topic, the Stegner Center sought to foster discussion on the varying perspectives faith provides on land use, biodiversity, the pragmatics and […]