Faculty

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0FacultyWildermuth, AmyProfessorAdministrative Law, Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Property
0FacultyReitze, ArnoldProfessor (Lecturer)Climate Change, Environmental Law, Natural Resources
0FacultyRuple, JohnAssociate Professor (Research), Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the EnvironmentEnergy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Public Lands, Water Law
0FacultyDavies, LincolnAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs, ProfessorCivil Procedure, Climate Change, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation, Natural Resources, Religion
0FacultyStraube, MicheleProfessor (Lecturer)Environmental Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law
0FacultyAdler, RobertDean College of Law, ProfessorAdministrative Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Water Law
0FacultyKeiter, RobertDistinguished ProfessorAdministrative Law, Climate Change, Constitutional Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Public Lands
0FacultyCraig, RobinProfessorAdministrative Law, Environmental Law, Property, Water Law

News and Events

New research by law school’s Rumore is altering the game of climate change

Could turning climate change into a game inspire communities to seriously consider climate change risks and what they need to do to adapt? Danya Rumore, who holds a joint appointment at the University of Utah as associate director of the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program and as a research assistant professor […]

College of Law receives $250,000 gift and new $5 million endowment to top-ranked environmental law program

Gift from The ESRR Endowment Fund for the Wallace Stegner Center will enhance scholarship and programming opportunities at the prestigious Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment.

Craig appointed to IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law

Robin Craig, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been appointed to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s  World Commission on Environmental Law. The post will allow Craig to work with other scholars from around the world to carry out the organization’s mission, which is to assure the integrity and conserve […]

Keiter and Ruple cited in Salt Lake Tribune op-ed

S.J. Quinney College of Law professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple were cited in a January 19, 2016 op-ed authored by Brian Maffly of The Salt Lake Tribune. Titled, “The history and law behind Utah’s bid to gain federal public lands,” the opinion story outlines Utah’s claim to federal lands. And Keiter and Ruple contend a […]

Reitze authors op-ed on proposed coal-to-liquid fuel plant

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Arnold Reitze published an editorial in the January 14, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Current law discourages thorough vetting of proposed coal-to-liquid plant.” “The CAA places the major responsibility for regulating stationary sources on state government, with the most stringent rules imposed on major sources. However, […]

Adaptive Governance: Collaboration and Then Some

by Robin Kundis Craig for EDRblog.org. Many environmental problems, especially if they are grounded in natural resource use, face the governance challenge of changing conditions. Those transformations might occur in the natural resource or ecosystem itself—the result, for example, of over-use, invasive species, drought, sea-level rise, or climate change. However, changes can also occur in […]

Keiter quoted in Outside Magazine on Alaska wilderness

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Bob Keiter was quoted in Outside Magazine in a story titled, “Who Controls Alaska’s Waterways.” Last month, after years of appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Sturgeon’s case. Sturgeon v. Masica will determine whether and how the Department of the Interior will be able to regulate waterways on the […]

Ruple appears on ABC 4 to discuss public lands debate

New research from the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah’s  S.J. Quinney College of Law exploring the issue of mineral resources under Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act continues to gain traction in the media. Professor John Ruple was featured on ABC 4 on Dec. 10. View the segment here.  The […]

White paper by Keiter and Ruple featured in Salt Lake Tribune

New research from the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah’s  S.J. Quinney College of Law exploring the issue of mineral resources under Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act was featured in the Salt Lake Tribune on Dec. 9. Read the article, featuring professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple, here.

Federal lands takeover won’t help state obtain mineral resources, new research from Stegner Center shows

If states overcome long odds to prevail in their efforts to take over public lands from the federal government, states would not obtain significant mineral resources — a factor that could hobble the state’s economy, a new analysis released from the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah’s […]