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0FacultyRuple, JohnProfessor (Research), Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the EnvironmentEnergy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Public Lands, Water Law
0FacultyKeiter, RobertDistinguished ProfessorAdministrative Law, Climate Change, Constitutional Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Public Lands

News and Events

McLaughlin comments on NewVistas Foundation land transfers.

In a April 6, 2018 story in Valley News in New Hampshire, professor Nancy McLaughlin was quoted on the NewVistas Foundation transfer of 1,800 acres of land near the birthplace of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith. McLaughlin, who said she was aware of the NewVistas case but was not speaking to its particulars, said a nonprofit […]

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – John D. Leshy

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 […]

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

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 […]

Navajo on Bears Ears Panel Discussion

7:00-9:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom The proclamation of Bears Ears National Monument in December 2016 emerged largely through the advocacy of a coalition of Native peoples that included the Navajo Nation. The designation has incited heated debates in Utah and across the United States. Join us for a screening of the […]

Keiter quoted in National Geographic on future of Bears Ears

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Bob Keiter was quoted in National Geographic on the future of Bears Ears.  Read the full article here. 

Ruple interviewed on RadioWest about Interior Secretary’s recommendations for Bears Ears

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed KUER’s RadioWest show about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s report to the White House on recommendations for Bears Ears National Monument. Listen to the full show here »

Ruple interviewed on Utah Public Radio about federal land history

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed on Utah Public Radio in an article titled, “Returning Or Taking? U Of U Law Professor Discusses Utah’s Federal Land History.”

Ruple quoted by media about Bears Ears National Monument

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple has been quoted by different media outlets about the Antiquities Act and Bears Ears National Monument. Salt Lake Magazine » Politifact »

Ruple interviewed on KUER about naming of Bears Ears National Monument

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed on KUER radio about the recently named Bears Ears National Monument by President Barack Obama. Ruple discusses the legal history behind the naming of monuments and the legal challenges disgruntled residents will have in trying to reverse it. Listen to the […]

Craig quoted in National Geographic on protected marine areas

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was quoted in the February 2017 issue of National Geographic in a story titled, “Why It’s Important to Save Our Seas’ Last Pristine Places.” Since Theodore Roosevelt’s time, the U.S. has set aside more than 1,200 marine protected areas. They cover a quarter of all U.S. seas. […]