Faculty Publications

Faculty Publications

The following scholarship highlights provide a glimpse of the broad range of issues and topics in which our environmental law faculty excel, including watershed restoration, effects of colonialism, antitrust enforcement, ecosystems, national park preservation, and the medical consequences of environmental degradation.

Robert Adler

Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Functional Approach (Aspen Publishers, 2007).

Contributed Book Chapters

Adler, Rethinking Water Law in a Changing Climate, in A Climate Change Reader (William H. Rodgers, ed.) (Carolina Academic Press, expected 2009).

Adler, Legal Framework for the Urban Water Environment, in The Water Environment of Cities (Larry Baker, ed.) (Springer-Verlag, 2008, in press).

Adler, Institutions Affecting the Urban Water Environment, in The Water Environment of Cities (Larry Baker, ed.) (Springer-Verlag, 2008 in press).

Adler, Fresh Water: Sustaining Use by Protecting Ecosystems, in Agenda for a Sustainable Future (John Dernbach, ed.) (Environmental Law Institute, 2008 in press).

Adler, Overcoming Legal Barriers to Hydrological Sustainability of Urban Systems, in Cities of the Future: Towards integrated sustainable water and landscape management (Vladimir Novotny and Paul Brown, eds., IWA Publishers 2007)

Law Review Articles

Adler, “Rethinking the Colorado River Compact: Time for a Change?,” Journal of Land, Natural Resources and Environmental Law, 28 Journal of Land, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 19-47 (2008)

Adler, “An Ecosystem Perspective on Collaboration for the Colorado River,” 8 Nevada Law Review 1031-1044 (2008).

Adler, “Restoring the Environment and Restoring Democracy: Lessons from the Colorado River,” 25 Virginia Environmental Law Journal 55-104 (2007)

Adler, “In Defense of NEPA: The Case of the Legacy Parkway,” 26 Journal of Land, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 297-318 (2006)

Antony Anghie

“Universality and the Concept of Governance in International Law,” in Legitimate Governance in Africa: International and Domestic Legal Perspectives 20-40 (Edward Kofi Quashigah and Obiora Chinedu Okafor, eds., 1999).

“Finding the Peripheries: Sovereignty and Colonialism in Nineteenth Century International Law,” 40 Harvard International Law Journal 1 (1999).

“Francisco de Vitoria and the Colonial Origins of International Law,” Social and Legal Studies , Sept. 1996.

“The Legal Framework of the Bretton-Woods Institutions,” at Greening International Economic Development? The Impact of World Bank Policies on Environmental Practices in Developing Countries , University of Utah College of Law (March, 1997).

“The Heart of My Home: Colonialism, Environmental Damage, and the Nauru Case,” 34 Harvard International Law Journal 445 (1993).

“International Decisions: Nauru v. Australia,” 87 American International Law Journal 282 (1993)

Lincoln Davies

Legal Writing

Skull Valley Crossroads: Reconciling Native Sovereignty and the Federal Trust, 68 Maryland Law Review (forthcoming 2009)

Energy Policy Today and Tomorrow—Toward Sustainability?, 28 Journal of Land, Resources, and Environmental Law (forthcoming 2008)

Just a Big, ‘Hot Fuss’? Assessing the Value of Connecting Suburban Sprawl, Land Use, and Water Rights Through Assured Supply Laws, 34 Ecology Law Quarterly 1217 (2007)

Lessons for an Endangered Movement: What a Historical Juxtaposition of the Legal Response to Civil Rights and Environmentalism Has to Teach Environmentalists Today, 31 Environmental Law 229 (2001) If You Give the Court a Commerce Clause: An Environmental Justice Critique of Supreme Court Interstate Waste Jurisprudence, 11 Fordham Environmental Law Journal 207 (1999) Working Toward a Common Goal? Three Case Studies of Brownfields Redevelopment in Environmental Justice Communities, 18 Stanford Environmental Law Journal 285 (1999)

John J. Flynn

Antitrust: Statutes, Treaties, Regulations, Guidelines, Policies (Foundation Press 1994) and Supplements (1995-96).

“Which Past is Prologue: The Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement,” in The Antitrust Impulse: An Economic, Historical, and Legal Analysis , Chapter 19 (Sharpe 1995).

Robert B. Keiter

Selected Recent Publications


Keeping Faith With Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America’s Public Lands (Yale Univ. Press 2003).

Reclaiming the Native Home of Hope: Community, Ecology and the West (editor) (Univ. of Utah Press 1998).

Visions of the Grand Staircase-Escalante: Examining Utah’s Newest National Monument (editor, with S. George & J. Walker) (Wallace Stegner Center-Utah Museum of Natural History 1998).

Book Chapters

Saving Special Places on the Public Domainin The Evolution of Natural Resources Law and Policy (S. Van de Wetering & L. MacDonnell, eds.) (Amer. Bar Ass’n 2008) (forthcoming).

A Glen Echo Passagein Law Touched Our Hearts: A Generation Remembers Brown v. Board of Education (M. Robinson & R. Bonnie, eds.) (Vanderbilt Univ. Press 2008) (forthcoming).


Breaking Faith with Nature: The Bush Administration and Public Land Policy, 27 J. Land, Res., & Envtl. L. 195 (2007).

The Realities of Regional Resource Management: Glacier National Park and Its Neighbors Revisited, 33 Ecology L.Q. 233 (2006) (with Joe Sax).

The Law of Fire: Reshaping Public Land Policy in an Era of Ecology and Litigation,36 Envtl. L. 301 (2006).

Law Reform and the Public Lands: Theory, Policy, and Practice, 2005 Utah L. Rev. 1127.

Ecological Concepts, Legal Standards and Public Land Law: An Analysis and Assessment, 44 Nat. Res. J. 943 (2005) (symposium).

Ecological Restoration and the Public Lands: Toward a More Natural Order, 33 Envir. Law Rptr. 10443 (2003).

Biodiversity Conservation and the Intermixed Ownership Problem: From Nature Reserves to Collaborative Processes, 38 Idaho L. Rev. 301 (2002) (symposium).

Change Comes to the Public Lands: New Forces, Directions, and Policies, 46 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 3-1 (2000).

Ecosystems and the Law: Toward an Integrated Approach, 8(2) Ecological Applications 332-42 (1998) (symposium).

Preserving Nature in the National Parks: Law, Policy, and Science in a Dynamic Environment, 74 Denver U. L. Rev. 649 (1997) (symposium).

Greater Yellowstone’ Bison: The Unraveling of an Early American Wildlife Conservation Achievement, 61(1) Journal of Wildlife Management 1 (1997) (invited essay).

Toward Legitimizing Ecosystem Management on the Public Domain, 6(3) Ecological Applications 727 (1996) (Special Issue).

Law and Large Carnivore Conservation in the Rocky Mountains of the U.S. and Canada, 10(4) Conservation Biology 1003 (1996) (Symposium) (with H. Locke).

Protecting Nepal’s National Parks: Law and Conservation in the Developing World, 22 Ecology Law Q. 591 (1995).

William J. Lockhart

“External Threats to our National Parks: An Argument for Substantive Protection,” 16 Stanford Environmental Law Journal 3 (1997).

“USFS Mine Plan Review Process,” 15 Journal of Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 305 (1995).

“Federal Statutory Grants Are Not Placeholders for Manipulated State Law: A Response to Ms. Hjelle,” 14 Journal of Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 323 (1994).

Presenter, “Range of Management Options and Alternatives to Address Potential Park and Ecosystem Impacts,” National Park and Public Land Ecosystems: Meeting the Challenge of Common Boundaries and Conflicting Mandates conference, Snowbird, Utah (April 1995).

John Martinez

“Local Government Law for the Next Millennium,” 28 Stetson Law Review 517 (1999).

“Taming the Takings Tiger,” 12 Utah Bar Journal 7 (Jan. 1999).

“A Framework for Addressing Takings Problems,” 9 Utah Bar Journal 13 (June/July 1996).

“Statutes Enacting Takings Law: Flying in the Face of Uncertainty,” 26 Urban Lawyer 327 (1994).

“Trees in the Forest: A Reply to Professor Laitos’ The Public Use Paradox and the Takings Clause: A Critique of the Lucas Takings Doctrine,” 13 Journal of Energy and Natural Resources 51 (1993).

Nancy Assaf McLaughlin

Condemning Conservation Easements: Protecting the Public Interest and Investment in Conservation, 41 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1897 (2008)

Condemning Open Space: Making Way for National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (or not), 26 Va. Envtl. L.J. 399 (2008)

Conservation Easements: Perpetuity and Beyond, 34 Ecology L.Q. 673 (2007)

Cound Coalbed Methane be the Death of Conservation Easements? 29 Wyoming Lawyer 18 (2006)

Amending Perpetual Conservation Easements: A Case Study of the Myrtle Grove Controversy, 40 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1031 (2006) (symposium)

Conservation Easements – A Troubled Adolescence, 26 J. Land, Resources & Envtl. L 47 (2006) (symposium)

Rethinking the Perpetual Nature of Conservation Easements, 29 Harvard Environmental Law Review 421 (2005)

Conservation Easements in the West, Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst., Chapter 22 (2005)

A Constructive Reformist’s Perspective on Voluntary Conservation Easements, Editorial, Ecosystem Marketplace (2005)

Questionable Conservation Easement Donations, 18 Probate & Property 40 (2004)

Susan R. Poulter

“Reference Guide on Medical Testimony,” in Federal Judicial Center Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence(with M. Henifin and H. Kipen, 2000).

“Medical and Scientific Evidence of Causation: Guidelines for Evaluating Medical Opinion Evidence,” in Expert Witnessing: Explaining and Understanding Science 185 (Carl Meyer ed., 1999).

“Cleanup and Restoration: Who Should Pay?”, 18 Journal of Land, Resources, and Environmental Law 77 (1998).

“Monte Carlo Simulation in Environmental Risk Assessment: Science, Policy and Law,” 9 Risk: Health, Science and Law 7 (1998).

“Fitting Science to Law: A Review of the Federal Judicial Center’s Reference Guide on Toxicology,” 36 Jurimetrics Journal 169 (1995).

“Daubert and Scientific Evidence: Assessing Evidentiary Reliability in Toxic Tort Litigation,” 1993 Utah Law Review 1307.

“Science and Toxic Torts: Is There a Rational Solution to the Problem of Causation?”, 7 High Technology Law Journal 189 (1993).

Arnold Reitze





Biofuels – Snake Oil For the Twenty-First Century, (pending).

Federal Control of Carbon Dioxide Emissions: What are the Options?, 36 BOSTON COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS LAW REV. (pending) (2008).

If Carbon Dioxide Is a Pollutant, What Is EPA to Do?, in RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE (Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Found. 2008).

Is the Clean Air Act Turning Oil Addicts Into Alcoholics?, 24 ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM 4:50 (July/August 2007).

Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emission From Mobile Sources—Massachusetts v. EPA, 37 ENVTL. LAW REP. (ELI) 10535 (JULY 2007).

From Riverside to Rapanos—What is Adjacency?, with Andrew J. Harrison, 22 NAT. RES. & ENV’T. 1:17 (SUMMER 2007).

Should the Clean Air Act Be Used to Turn Petroleum Addicts Into Alcoholics?, 36 ENVTL. LAW REP. (ELI) 10745 (Oct. 2006).

Emergency Response and Planning Requirements Applicable To Air Pollution Releases, 2005 BYU L. REV. 1075 (2005).

Amy Wildermuth

What Twombly and Mead Have in Common, 102 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 276 (2008).

Bringing Order to the Skidmore Revival: A Response to Hickman and Krueger, Columbia Law Review Sidebar (2007).

Why State Standing in Massachusetts v. EPA Matters, 27 J. Land, Resources, & Envtl. L. 273 (2007).

Massachusetts v. EPA: Breaking New Ground on Issues Other Than Global Warming, 102 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1029 (2008)102 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 1 (2007) (with Kathryn A. Watts)

Solving the Puzzle of Mead and Christensen: What Would Justice Stevens Do?, 74 Fordham L. Rev.1877 (2006)

Eco-pragmatism and Ecology: What’s Leopold Got to Do With It?, 87 Minn. L. Rev. 1145 (2003), reprinted in The Jurisdynamics of Environmental Protection: Change and the Pragmatic Voice in Environmental Law (Jim Chen ed., 2003).