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Green Bag: Robin Craig – New Directions in State Public Trust Doctrines in a Climate Change Era

January 16, 2014 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 106
This talk will look at the adaptability and flexibility of state public trust doctrines and their potential for aiding in climate change adaptation. It includes a brief overview and history of the public trust doctrine and the many state variations that have arisen.

1 hour CLE, email communications@law.utah.edu

Robin Craig, William H. Leary Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law
After earning a Ph.D. at U.C. Santa Barbara in English literature, Robin Craig attended the Lewis & Clark School of Law in Portland, Oregon, from which she graduated summa cum laude and first in her class. While in law school, she worked for the Natural Resources Section, General Counsel Division, of the Oregon Department of Justice, which allowed her to work on a variety of environmental law issues, from Clean Water Act litigation to CERCLA cleanups to salmon and tribal issues to the intersection of state tax law and environmental law. After graduation, she stayed in Portland to clerk for two years for U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones.

Craig previously taught at the Lewis & Clark School of Law; Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts; Indiana University-Indianapolis School of Law; and the Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida. Her areas of professional expertise include Property, Environmental Law, Ocean & Coastal Law, Administrative Law, Water Law, Toxic Torts, and Civil Procedure.

At the College of Law, Craig teaches Property to first-year students and Environmental Law, Water Law, Ocean & Coastal Law, and Toxic Torts to upper-division students. She participates in many of the Stegner Center’s activities and events.



January 16, 2014
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
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S. J. Quinney College of Law
383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States