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November 2017

Stegner Center Young Scholar – Felix Mormann

November 1, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Clean Energy Equity 13th Annual Stegner Center Young Scholar 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Solar, wind, and other renewable sources of energy promise to mitigate climate change, enhance energy security, and foster economic growth. But many of today’s policies promote renewable energy at the expense of equity and distributional fairness. Tax incentives for renewables cost American taxpayers billions of dollars every year, yet the tax code effectively precludes all but the largest banks and…

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January 2018

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Jim Herrington

January 18, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - January 19, 2018 @ 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to inclement weather on the East Coast, Herrington's flight has been delayed. His lecture is rescheduled to Friday, January 19, at 12:15 p.m. The event will be streamed and recorded on the S.J. Quinney College of Law YouTube channel, though due to copyright infringement no pictures from his book will be shown on the recording. The Climbers 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) For nearly 2 decades, professional photographer Jim Herrington has…

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February 2018

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Robin Kundis Craig

February 1, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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The End of Sustainability: Learning to Live with the Trickster in Natural Resources Management 12:15-1:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom, (Level 6) The time has come for us to collectively reexamine—and ultimately move past—the concept of sustainability in environmental and natural resources law and management. The continued invocation of sustainability in policy discussions ignores the emerging reality of the Anthropocene, which is creating a world characterized by extreme complexity, radical uncertainty, and unprecedented change. From a legal…

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March 2018

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Chip Ward

March 8, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Stony Mesa Sagas 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom, Level 6 Book description from Publisher's Weekly review "Ward refracts the challenges of the modern American Southwest in this zany mosaic debut novel. In three nearly self-contained sections, residents of tiny Stony Mesa face off against outsiders who fail to appreciate the land. The first plot pits wannabe cowboy Bo Hineyman and his neon-signed tourist trap bar against townspeople as his daughter, Luna Waxwing, returns to Stony Mesa…

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Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – John D. Leshy

March 14, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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This lecture is in conjunction with the Wallace Stegner Center 23rd Annual Symposium. Debunking the Creation Myths of America’s Public Lands 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) "We must embrace large federal landholdings as a shared patrimony—a precious heritage which binds us to our ancestors and which we, in turn, hold in trust for future generations. It is our heavy responsibility to manage these assets wisely, so that they continue to serve…

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Wallace Stegner Center 23rd Annual Symposium – Public Lands in a Changing West

March 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) The Stegner Center’s 23rd Symposium will address “Public Lands in a Changing West.” With controversy continuing to embroil the federal public lands, and with our nation approaching the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Public Land Law Review Commission report, this is an opportune time to examine the changes that have occurred during the past fifty years, the forces driving current controversies, and the opportunities to anticipate and resolve future conflicts. Also…

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Stegner Center Green Bag – Andrew Gruber

March 29, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Wasatch Choice 2050 Regional Vision 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Two themes have become central to the present and future of Utah: growth and change. Along the Wasatch Front, these dynamics present real challenges, but also provide for significant opportunity based on the choices we make as communities today. The Wasatch Choice 2050 process will establish a blueprint for growth that supports a well-functioning, inclusive economy, improves air quality, and enhances the overall quality…

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September 2018

Conflicts in Federal Land Management and Why they Matter

September 20, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Photo credit: John Ruple A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag Lecture 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) This Land is  … Whose Land? Conflicts in Federal Land Management and Why they Matter The federal government’s ownership and management of vast amounts of land in the West creates conflicts and tensions here that do not exist elsewhere. The Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is pleased to sponsor a panel discussion covering the legal underpinnings…

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The Future of Conservation in America: A Chart for Rough Water

September 26, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
383 South University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States

A Stegner Center Green Bag Series Lecture with Jon Jarvis and Gary Machlis 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) This is a turbulent time for the conservation of America’s natural and cultural heritage. From the current assaults on environmental protection to the threats of climate change, biodiversity loss, and disparity of environmental justice, the challenges facing the conservation movement are both immediate and long term. In this time of uncertainty, we need a clear and…

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October 2018

Wildfire: On The Front Lines with Station 8

October 4, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag Series Lecture with Heather Hansen 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Every year wildfires ravage forests, destroy communities, and devastate human lives, with only the bravery of dedicated firefighters creating a barrier against even greater destruction. Throughout the 2016 wildfire season, journalist Heather Hansen witnessed firsthand the heroics of the Station 8 crew in Boulder, Colorado. She tells that story here, layered with the added context of the history,…

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November 2018

PURPA @ 40: Renewable Energy Law and Policy in the United States

November 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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  University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Level 6 On the 40th anniversary of PURPA—the nation’s most important renewable energy statute—we will critically explore the past, present, and future of renewable energy law and policy in the United States. Please join us to engage in a dialogue with the nation’s foremost experts. 5.5 hours of CLE (pending). Register online » Registration fees: $75 general public $40 seniors, government, university or nonprofit $20 students Hosted by the University of…

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Stegner Center Young Scholar Lecture – Uma Outka

November 14, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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14th Annual Stegner Center Young Scholar State Energy Law for a Modern Low-Carbon Grid 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) The federal reemphasis on fossil fuels makes low-carbon energy policy an increasingly decentralized project in the US. With a focus on renewable energy, this year’s Stegner Lecture will assess innovations and trends shaping energy law in the states today. This event will be streamed and recorded on the S.J. Quinney College of Law YouTube channel…

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Stegner Center Young Scholar Downtown CLE – Uma Outka

November 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Recent State Law Developments for Renewable Energy 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Holland & Hart (222 Main St #2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101) State energy law is evolving as renewable energy becomes an increasingly important part of the US electric power sector. This CLE will survey recent state law developments relating to corporate demand for clean power, state renewable energy mandates, and distributed generation, among others. 1 hour of CLE (pending). $15 per person. Registration required » Uma Outka is…

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Utah Open Lands Conference

November 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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  For more information visit: https://utahopenlands.org/ Agenda 8:00-8:30 - CHECK-IN 8:30-9:00 - CONSERVATION 101 From the moment a conservation easement becomes the focus of a solution for a landowning family there are many important necessary and legal steps that must be followed to ensure the preservation of the property. Whether working with a community interested in saving a beloved landscape or a longstanding landowning family, this panel discusses the nuts and bolts of the deal from inception to recordation. Get…

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Energy Sprawl Solutions: Balancing Global Development and Conservation

November 29, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A Stegner Center Green Bag Series Lecture with Joseph Kiesecker, Lead Scientist & Director, Development by Design, The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Lands Team 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Over the next several decades, as human populations grow and developing countries become more affluent, the demand for energy will soar. Parts of the energy sector are preparing to meet this demand by increasing renewable energy production, which is necessary to combat climate change. But many…

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