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0FacultyRuple, JohnAssociate Professor (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

Keiter featured in National Parks Traveler Centennial Series

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Bob Keiter kicked off the National Parks Traveler series titled, “Centennial Series | National Park System Expansion: Confronting A Second Century Challenge.” Editor’s note: With the National Park Service’s centennial soon upon us, National Parks Traveler is rolling out its Centennial Series, a collection of papers that touch on […]

Congressional Quarterly cites public lands work of Keiter and Ruple

The April 22, 2016 issue of Congressional Quarterly cited the work of Professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple in an article titled, “Managing Western Lands: Should the U.S. turn over federal lands to the states?” But John Ruple, a University of Utah law professor and co-author of a legal analysis of the transfer movement, says Utah […]

Ruple quoted in, “4 Myths About America’s Parks and Public Lands”

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor John Ruple was quoted in a Wilderness Society story titled, “4 Myths About America’s Parks and Public Lands.” Ruple was one of four public lands experts cited. The story got broad exposure when shared by Outdoor Industry Association. Read the complete story at OutdoorIndustry.org»

Ruple publishes national monument op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune

Wallace Stegner Center professor John Ruple published an op-ed in the March 26, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune. The opinion, titled “Recent national monuments have protected local interests,” addresses public lands and the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument proposal. For 110 years, the Antiquities Act has empowered presidents to protect lands […]

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.

Keiter quoted in Greenware on occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Professor Bob Keiter was quoted in the February 5, 2016 issue of Greenwire in a story titled, “Why LaVoy Finicum spurned the government.” On at least half a dozen occasions dating back to the 1890s, the Supreme Court has ruled that the government’s authority to regulate public lands, as well as wildlife and activities on […]

Ruple comments on public lands ownership for The Joplin Globe and Christian Science Monitor

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor John Ruple was quote in the January 17, 2016 issue of The Joplin Globe in a story titled, “Federal ownership of western lands never in doubt despite militia claims.” He was also quoted in the January 30, 2016 edition of The Christian Science Monitor. Ruple said: “Federal ownership of […]

Keiter cited on Greenwire story, “No legal grounds for militants’ land claims”

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Bob Keiter was quoted in the January 20, 2016 issue of Greenwire. In the story titled, “No legal grounds for militants’ land claims — experts,” Keiter commented on the legal claims of activists occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge: On at least half a dozen occasions dating back to […]

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 […]

Keiter and Ruple quoted in U.S. News and World Report on Oregon insurrection

Professors Robert Keither and John Ruple were quoted in a January 6, 2016 story U.S. News and World Report story titled, “Why Obama’s Got His Hands On Your Land.” “It’s kind of ironic that this is happening here,” says attorney John Ruple, an associate law professor at the University of Utah who specializes in public […]