Katrina Kuh Joins Stegner Center as 9th Annual Young Scholar

Oct 18, 2013 | Stegner Center

Katrina Kuh, an Associate Professor of Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, joined the Wallace Stegner Center as the ninth annual Stegner Center Young Scholar on September 4 and 5, 2013. During her residency, she delivered two talks, including the Stegner Center’s ninth annual Young Scholar Lecture on “Toward a Theory of Environmental Privacy” and a Downtown CLE on “Climate Adaptation in Environmental Review.” She also met with faculty and students. Her Young Scholar Lecture will be published in the environmental and natural resources law issue of the student-edited Utah Law Review.

“Professor Kuh has already gained wide recognition as a thoughtful and far-sighted scholar who is asking tough questions and crossing conventional lines with her environmental law scholarship,” notes Bob Keiter, Director of the Wallace Stegner Center. In commenting about her Young Scholar award, Professor Kuh noted, “The Wallace Stegner Center boasts one of the most talented environmental law faculties in the country, respected nationally for its expertise and contributions to the field.  It was an honor, privilege and tremendous opportunity to visit the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and Holland and Hart as the Wallace Stegner Center young scholar.  The faculty, students, and members of the Salt Lake City environmental bar not only gave me a warm welcome, but offered thoughtful and insightful comments on my projects that will enrich my thinking going forward.”

Professor Kuh teaches Environmental Law, Torts, Global Change and U.S. Law, and International Environmental Law. Her scholarship, which has been published in journals including the Duke Law Journal and Vanderbilt Law Review, focuses on climate change, sustainability, and second generation environmental challenges. Professor Kuh is the co-editor of The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: United States and International Aspects. Prior to joining the Hofstra faculty in 2007, Professor Kuh worked in the environmental and litigation practice groups in the New York office of Arnold & Porter LLP and served as an advisor on natural resource policy in the United States Senate. She received her law degree from the Yale Law School and served as a law clerk to Judge Charles S. Haight of the District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge Diana Gribbon Motz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

The Young Scholars Program, which is made possible by the generous support of the Cultural Vision Fund, is designed to recognize and establish a relationship with promising scholars early in their academic careers. Recipients are selected based on their accomplishments, the quality of their academic work, and their promise in the field of environmental and natural resources law and policy.

Past Stegner Center Young Scholars include:  Professor Noah Hall, Wayne State University of Law; Professor Lesley McAllister, University of San Diego School of Law; Professor Jason Czarnezki, Vermont Law School; Associate Professor Barbara Cosens, University of Idaho School of Law; Associate Professor Kim Connolly, University of South Carolina School of Law (now at SUNY Buffalo); Associate Professor Jamison Colburn, Western New England College School of Law (now at Penn State); Associate Professor Amy Sinden, Temple University Beasley School of Law; and Associate Professor Reed Benson, University of Wyoming College of Law (now at New Mexico).