S.J. Quinney College of Law

Celebrating 100 Years of
Legal Education (1913-2013)

Public Education


  • “Collaborative Problem-Solving in Action,” March 2014, Utah Valley University, Department of Communications, Executive Lecture Series.
  • “Are We Wired to Cooperate?,” March 2014, panel member at the Utah Symposium on Science & Literature, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Michele Straube interviewed for and quoted in Greenwire article about Rep. Bishop’s public lands “Grand Bargain” (October 22,  2013) http://www.eenews.net/greenwire/stories/1059989187/search?keyword=bishop+grand+bargain.
  • “Water Law in the West: A Panel Discussion with Patricia Mulroy,” September 2013, panel member, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, NV.
  • “What Universities Are Teaching About Public Participation,” September 2013, panel member, International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) North American Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • “Consensus Building,” July 2013, Association for Conservation Information (ACI), Midway, UT.
  • “Collaboration 101: Public Involvement in Recreation and Resource Management,” March 2013, Winter Wildlands Alliance Grassroots Advocacy Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • “Energy and the Environment: Responsible Energy Development,” January 2013, panel member at Utah Governor’s Energy Summit, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • “Report Card on Environmental Dispute Resolution in Utah,” January 2013, Association of American Law Schools panel, New Orleans, LA.
  • “Report Card on Environmental Dispute Resolution in Utah ; Grade: Incomplete, But Showing Progress,”  November 2012, Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • “Multi-Party Dispute Resolution,” November 2012, UT State Bar Fall Forum, Salt Lake City, UT.


  • “Improving Collaborative Decision Making Through Iterative NEPA,” February 2014 (2 days).  US Forest Service national workshop, Salt Lake City, UT (co-sponsored with University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute and Utah State University) 
  • “Collaborative Problem-Solving Training,” November 2012 (2 days).  US Forest Service Intermountain Region Ranger Meeting, Ogden, UT