Professor Bob Keiter enters his twenty-fifth year as Director of the Wallace Stegner Center. He recently published “Rethinking Federal Public Land and Resources Law in the American West: Time for Another Comprehensive Review?” 49 Envtl. L. 1 (2019) (with Matt McKinney) and a short personal essay entitled “Yesterday on the C & O Canal” in the National Parks magazine (summer 2019). A new article, “The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Revisited: Law, Science, and the Pursuit of Ecosystem Management in an Iconic Landscape,” will be published by the University of Colorado Law Review in early 2020; it updates Bob’s 1989 article examining the early days of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem concept and related ecosystem management ideas. Other pending publications include a book chapter entitled “National Parks of the Colorado River Basin: Powell, Preservation, and Public Lands,” in Vision and Place: John Wesley Powell and the Reimagination of the Colorado River Basin (Jason Robison et al., eds., Univ. of California Press, forthcoming), and another book chapter on “National Parks: Preserving America’s Natural and Cultural Heritage” in The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands (Brent Steel et al., eds., Oregon State Univ. Press, forthcoming). Bob recently delivered a keynote address at Montana State University’s Ivan Doig Center symposium on Wallace Stegner entitled “The ‘Marks of Human Passage’: Lessons from the Dinosaur and Bears Ears National Monument Controversies,” and he conducted “A Conversation with the Secretary,” interviewing former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell at the 24th annual Wallace Stegner Center symposium.
The Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society inducted Bob Adler, immediately past dean of the S.J.Quinney College of Law, as a member in April 2019. Dean Adler received a parting gift from the law school’s Board of Trustees with an endowed Dean’s scholarship in May 2019. The Trustees donated over $20,000 in honor of Dean Adler, bringing the Dean’s Scholarship Fund above the U’s minimum endowment level. Dean Adler’s publications include Communitarianism in Western Water Law and Policy: Was Powell’s Vision Lost?, in Daniel McCool, Thomas Minckley, and Jason Robison, eds., Vision and Place: John Wesley Powell and Re-Imagining the Colorado River Basin (forthcoming); Atomizing the Clean Water Act: Ignoring the Whole Statute and Asking the Wrong Questions, __ Environmental Law (forthcoming 2020) (with Brian House); Natural Resources and Natural Law Part I: Prior Appropriation, 60(3) William & Mary Law Review 739 (2019); Coevolution of Law and Science: A Clean Water Act Case Study, 44 Columbia J. Envtl. Law 1 (2019); Modern Water Law: Private Property, Public Rights, and Environmental Protection, 2nd Edition (with Robin Kundis Craig & Noah D. Hall) (Foundation Press: 2018); Climate Change and Water Law in Agriculture, in Mary Jane Angelo and Anel Du Plessis, eds. Research Handbook on Climate and Agricultural Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd., 2017); Water Law: Concepts and Insights (Foundation Press: January 2017) (with Robin Kundis Craig and Noah D. Hall): Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach, Third Edition (Wolters Kluwer 2016) (with David M. Driesen and Kirsten H. Engel).; and Translational Ecology and Environmental Law, Environmental Law (forthcoming).
The American College of Environmental Lawyers elected James I Farr Presidential Endowed Professor of Law Robin K. Craig to its membership in July 2019, recognizing her achievements in environmental law and policy over at least 15 years. She also has been named one of the Top 15 Most Cited Faculty in Environmental & Energy Law 2013-2017. She continues to serve as a Trustee and as Co-Chair of the Natural Resources Law Teachers Committee for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, co-chairing the Natural Resources Law Teachers Institute in Missoula, Montana, in May 2019. Craig also has two new national appointments, first to the Environmental Law Institute’s Small-Scale Fisheries Law Project Consultative Committee Advisory Board and second to the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Eighth Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress (NASEM CISRERP VIII). In July 2019, as a last-minute substitute, she gave the lunchtime address at the Law Teachers Law at the 65th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute in Monterey, California, and she was one of the invited Keynote Speakers at the European Environmental Law Forum in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Other planned talks for 2019-2020 include the ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources Annual Fall Conference in Boston; the University of Kansas School of Law; the University of Southern California School of Law; Vanderbilt University School of Law; the American Water Resources Association Annual Conference; and the UC Davis School of Law. Craig’s recent publications include: Selected Environmental Law Statutes, 2018-2019 Educational Edition (West Academic: 2019); “Constitutional Environmental Law, or, The Constitutional Consequences of Insisting that the Environment is Everybody’s Business, 49 Environmental Law 703 (2019); “Pies and Thresholds,” 36(4) Environmental Law Forum 38 (July-Aug. 2019); “Fostering Adaptive Marine Aquaculture Through Procedural Innovation in Marine Spatial Planning,” __Marine Policy (published on-line June 3, 2019); Zero Sum Games in Pollution Control: Ecological Thresholds, Planetary Boundaries, and Policy Choices, Chapter 2 in Sarah Krakoff, Melissa Powers, & Jonathan Rosenbloom, eds., Beyond Zero-Sum Environmentalism 11 (Envtl. Law Institute: 2019); “Trickster Law: Promoting Resilience and Adaptive Governance by Allowing Other Perspectives on Natural Resource Management,” 9:2 Arizona J. Envtl. Law & Policy 140 (Spring 2019); “Coastal Adaptation, Government Subsidized Insurance, and Perverse Incentives to Stay,” 152(2) Climatic Change 215 (Jan. 2019; on-line 02 May 2018); “Environmental Law. Disrupted,” 49 Environmental Law Reporter News & Analysis 10038 (Jan. 2019) (with Inara Scott, David Takacs, Rebecca Bratspries, Vanessa Casado Pérez, Keith H. Hirokawa, Blake Hudson, Sarah Krakoff, Katrina Fischer Kuh, Jessica Owley, Melissa Powers, Jonathon D. Rosenbloom, Shannon Roesler, J.B. Ruhl, and Erin Ryan); Modern Water Law: Private Property, Public Rights, and Environmental Protection, 2nd Edition (Foundation Press: 2018) (with Robert W. Adler and Noah D. Hall); “Federal Species Protection and Enforcement: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and the Endangered Species Act,” Today’s Environmental Agencies: Regulatory Enforcement, Citizen Suits, and the Natural Resources Industries 4-1 (Rocky Mt. Min. L. Fdn.: Dec. 2018); “Water Quality Law in the US and EU: A Comparison of the Clean Water Act and Water Framework Directive,” 23 EuropeNow [online] (Dec. 2018); “California Climate Change Lawsuits: Can the Courts Help with Sea-Level Rise, and Who Knew What When?,” 3(2) Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law & Policy 306 (Nov. 2018); “Cleaning Up Our Toxic Coasts: A Precautionary and Human Health-Based Approach to Coastal Adaptation,” 36 Pace Envtl. Law Review 1 (Fall 2018); “Drought and Public Necessity: Can a Common-Law “Stick” Increase Flexibility in Western Water Law?,” 6 Texas A&M Law Review 78 (Fall 2018); “Harvest the Wind, Harvest Your Dinner: Using Law to Encourage an Offshore Energy-Food Multiple Use Nexus,” 59(1) Jurimetrics 61 (Fall 2018); “The Clean Water Act,” Chapter 11 in Robert Abrams, ed., Water Rights and Environmental Regulation: A Lawyer’s Guide 275 (American Bar Association Press: 2018) (with Kathryn Firsching); “Harvey, Irma, and the NFIP: Did the 2017 Hurricane Season Matter to Flood Insurance Reauthorization?,” 40(3) University of Arkansas Little Rock Law Review 481 (Summer 2018); “Water Law and Climate Disasters,” Chapter 13 in Rosemary Lyster & Robert R.M. Verchick, eds., Research Handbook on Climate Disaster Law: Barriers and Opportunities 150 (Edward Elgar Press: 2018); “It’s Not Just an Offshore Wind Farm: Combining Multiple Uses and Multiple Values on the Outer Continental Shelf, 39 Public Land & Resources Law Review 59 (2018); “Cholera and Climate Change: Pursuing Public Health Adaptation Strategies in the Face of Scientific Debate,” 18:1 Houston Journal of Health Law & Pol’y 29 (Symposium 2018); and multiple co-authored chapters in Barbara Cosens & Lance Gunderson, eds., Practical Panarchy for Adaptive Water Governance: Linking Law to Social-Ecological Resilience 205 (Springer: 2018). In addition, the following forthcoming articles and books chapters will be in print soon: “Untapped capacity for resilience in environmental law, policy and organizations,” __ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) (accepted Aug. 6, 2019; forthcoming 2019) (with Ahjond Garmestani, J.B. Ruhl, Brian C. Chaffin, Helena F.M.W van Rijswick, David G. Angeler, Carl Folke, Lance Gunderson, Dirac Twidwell, & Craig R. Allen); “Warming Oceans, Coastal Diseases, and Climate Change Public Health Adaptation,” __ Sea Grant Law & Policy Journal (forthcoming 2020); “New Realities Require New Priorities: Rethinking Sustainable Development Goals in the Anthropocene,” in Jessica Owley and Keith Hirokawa, eds., Environmental Law Beyond 2020 (forthcoming ELI Press 2020) (with J.B. Ruhl); and “Adaptive Management for Ecosystem Services at the Wildland-Urban Interface,” __ International Journal of the Commons (forthcoming 2020) (with J.B. Ruhl).
Leslie Francis continues her involvement in the Stegner Center while also serving as the Director of the Center for Law & Biomedical Sciences (LABS). This year, Stegner and LABS will be cooperating on efforts to address air pollution and its health effects in Utah. LABS also has great interest in the 2020 Stegner symposium on food. Francis’s primary areas of research are disability law and ethics, including social and environmental aspects of disability, bioethics, privacy, and ethics and genetics. Her book manuscript, Sustaining Surveillance (with John G. Francis), on the ethics and law of surveillance for public health, will be published in 2020.
Recent publications include Silvers, Anita, & Francis, L.P. 2018. Disability, Identity Justice, and the Politics of Nondiscrimination. Ch. 12 in Andrew I. Cohen, ed. Philosophy and Public Policy. London: Rowman & Littlefield International, pp. 215-234; Francis, LP, Anita Silvers, and Brittany Badesch. 2019. Women with Disabilities: Ethics of Access and Accommodation for Infertility Care. Ch. 13 in Carolyn Ells & Lori d’Agincourt-Canning, ed., Ethical Issues in Women’s Healthcare (Oxford: Oxford University Press); Francis, J.G., & Francis, L.P. 2018. Privacy, Employment, and Dignity, Ch. 13 in Ann E. Cudd & Mark Navin, eds., Core Concepts and Contemporary Issues in Privacy. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, pp. 207-218; Juergens, Alexis, & L.P. Francis. 2019. Protecting essential information about genetic variants as trade secrets: a problem for public policy? Journal of Law and the Biosciences (in press.); Francis, L.P. 2019. Maintaining the Legal Status of People with Disabilities as Parents: the ADA and the CRPD. Family Court Review 57(1): 21-36; Francis, L.P. 2018. Law “Reviews”? The Changing Roles of Law Schools and the Publications They Sponsor. Marquette Law Review 101: 1019-1044; Francis, L.P. & Michael Squires. 2018. Patient Registries and their Governance: A Pilot Study and Recommendations. Indiana Health Law Review 16: 43-6; Francis, Leslie P. 2018. Understanding disability civil rights non-categorically: The Minority Body and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Philosophical Studies 175(5): 1135-1149; and Francis, LP. 2018. Disability and Automation: The Promise of Cars that Automate Driving Functions. Journal of Health Care Law and Policy 20: 229-252.
Professor Nancy A. McLaughlin is serving as Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute’s first edition of a new Restatement of the Law of Charitable Nonprofit Organizations. The Institute’s membership voted to approve this project at the Institute’s annual meeting in May 2019, and the project is expected to be ready for publication (after final editorial work by the reporters) sometime in 2020. This Restatement will be the first comprehensive source of legal guidance regarding the charitable sector in the U.S. Professor McLaughlin published a book chapter, Tax Incentives for Conservation Easement Donations: Learning from the U.S. Experience, in Tax and the Environment: A Multidisciplinary and Worldwide Perspective (Lexington Books 2018). She also is serving as a member of the American Bar Association Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law (RPTE) section’s Conservation Easements Task Force, which recently published its report, Recommended Reforms to Federal Tax Law of Conservation Easements, 53 Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal 245 (2018/2019). Professor McLaughlin serves on the board of regents of the American College of Trust and Estates Counsel and was appointed to serve as ACTEC’s representative on the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Laws. She also serves on the board of directors of Utah Open Lands (a state-wide land trust), the advisory board of Vital Ground (which works to conserve wildlife habitat and support programs that reduce conflicts between bears and humans), and the advisory board of the Wildlife Land Trust (a national land trust). Professor McLaughlin organized the Trying Times: Conservation Easements and Federal Tax Law conference at the College of Law, which took place in May of 2019 and was streamed live to a large national audience. She also presented on a variety of conservation easement-related topics in a variety of other venues, including at the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program’s national meeting, the Georgia Federal Tax Conference, the Maryland’s Annual Land Conservation Conference and the University of Denver Law School.
Professor Danya Rumore, Ph.D., is the Director of the Wallace Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program. She is a Research Associate Professor in the S.J. Quinney College of Law, as well as a faculty member in and the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. Dr. Rumore serves on the leadership teams for both the national Association for Conflict Resolution Environment and Public Policy Section (ACR EPP) and the national University Network for Collaborative Governance (UNCG). She is also a member of the Executive Committee for the University of Utah Global Change and Sustainability Center. Dr. Rumore oversees the EDR Program’s Utah Program on Collaboration and continues to facilitate regional collaborative planning efforts around Zion National Park, Utah, and in Bonner County, Idaho. She is currently in the process of developing and launching the Gateway and Natural Amenity Region (GNAR) Initiative (http://gnar.utah.edu), which will support research, education, and capacity aimed at addressing the unique planning- and development-related challenges facing gateway and amenity communities throughout Utah and the mountain west. Dr. Rumore teaches a graduate-level class on Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in the Public Sector for the College of Architecture and Planning. She also teaches a graduate-level workshop course on Gateway and Natural Amenity Region Planning, and co-developed and co-instructs the EDR Program’s annual Short Course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration professional training. During the last year, she gave numerous keynotes, invited talks, and conference presentations, including for the Stanford Bill Lane Center’s “Destination: West” conference; the Mountain and Resort Town Planners Summit; and the Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit. With colleagues from around the country, she published the article “’Can you take me higher?’: Normative thresholds for air quality in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area” in the Journal of Leisure Research. She also developed and instructed a negotiation training for Training Resources for the Environmental Community and the Wilburforce Foundation.
During the last year, Professor John Ruple published The Trump Administration and Lessons Not Learned from Prior National Monument Reductions, 43 Harvard Envtl. L. Rev. 1 (2019) which reviews prior national monument reductions by US Presidents, comparing them to President Trump’s reductions to the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. Professor Ruple and Stegner Center Research Associate Heather Tanana argue in their forthcoming article, Beyond the Antiquities Act: Can the BLM Reconcile Energy Dominance and National Monument Protection?, 34 Natural Res. & Env’t __, that the Trump Administration failed to comply with congressional directives in its management plans for the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. John also published A Response to “Dismantling Monuments,” 70 Florida L. Rev. Forum 1 (2019), which briefly addresses arguments about the President’s authority to dramatically reduce national monuments. The legality of these changes is currently before the Federal District Court for the District of D.C, and these articles fill important gaps in the legal literature that may impact that case.
Professor Ruple also published two articles on the National Environmental Policy Act. His forthcoming article, Does NEPA Help or Harm ESA Critical Habitat Designations? An Assessment of Over 600 Critical Habitat Rules, 46 Ecology L. Q. __, which was co-authored by U of U statistics professor Michael Tanana and recent College of Law graduate Merrill Williams, demonstrates that environmental impact statements do not delay regulatory decision-making. Measuring the NEPA Litigation Burden: A Review of 1,499 Federal Court Cases, 50:2 Envtl. L. __, which was co-authored by third-year law student Kayla Race and will be published next year, shows quantitatively that NEPA compliance is not unduly burdensome.
Professor Ruple is continuing his work with Professor Robin Craig and third-year law student Connor Arrington on legal and institutional barriers to water resource allocation and management in Pakistan. As part of this project, John traveled to Islamabad where he discussed water resource allocation with the Law & Justice Commission of Pakistan and members of the Pakistani Supreme Court. In collaboration with Geography Professor Phoebe McNeally and with the assistance of second- and third-year law students, he is continuing work on a US Forest Service funded study of legal challenges to national forest system planning efforts. John also again authored the section on Protected Area Conservation in the American Bar Association’s The Year in Review as well as chapters about national monuments and public lands in two books that are due out shortly: Pushing Boundaries (Univ. Press of Colo. 2019) and The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands (Ore. State Univ. Press 2019). In his free time, John volunteers on the Board of Directors for Friends of Cedar Mesa. Whenever possible, he escapes to our public lands on his feet, skis, bike or in a whitewater raft.
Alex Tallchief Skibine
Professor Alex Tallchief Skibine’s recent publications include From Foundational Law to Limiting Principles in Federal Indian Law, 80(1) Montana Law Review 67 (2019); The Supreme Court’s Last 30 Years of Federal Indian Law: Looking for Equilibrium or Supremacy, 8 Columbia J. Race & Law 277 (2018); Indians, Race, and Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country, 10 Albany Gov’t L. Rev. 49 (2017); and Practical Reasoning and the Application of General Federal Regulatory Laws to Indian Nations, 22 Washington & Lee J. Civil Rights & Social Justice 123 (2016).
Heather Tanana recently joined the Stegner Center as part of the research program. Heather practiced for several years with Richards Brandt Miller Nelson and clerked with U.S. District Judge David Nuffer. She continues to collaborate on initiatives with the federal court and is co-presenting with Judge Nuffer at the 27th Annual Four Corners Indian Country Conference. Heather is actively involved with the Indian Law Section of the Utah State Bar and Navajo Nation Bar Association. She regularly teaches at the NNBA bar review course and enjoys mentoring law students. Along with Professor John Ruple, Heather oversees the Stegner Center student research fellows. Her research will expand the Center’s work involving environmental health and Native communities while building its capacity to train and mentor students.
Elizabeth Kronk Warner
Elizabeth Kronk Warner joined the S.J. Quinney College of Law as the new Dean. She was formerly at the University of Kansas School of Law, where she was the associate dean of Academic Affairs, professor and director of the Tribal Law and Government Center. She is the first woman named to the deanship in the 106-year history of the University of Utah’s law school.
Dean Kronk Warner’s recent publications include two books: she is Co-Editor, Energy Justice (Edward Elgar 2018) and Co-Author, Native American Natural Resources (4th ed. Carolina Academic Press Summer 2018). Dean Kronk Warner’s recent book chapters include: Author, Indian Law in 2019 Kansas Annual Survey of Law Volume XXIX (Hon. Steve Leben, et al. eds. Kansas Bar Association) (2019); Author, The Indigeneity of Environmental Justice: A Case Study, in The Cambridge Handbook on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development (Sumudu Atapattu, Carmen G. Gonzalez, and Sara Seck, eds.) (forthcoming); Author, Voices in Devon A. Mihesuah and Elizabeth Hoover, eds., Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the U.S.: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2019) (forthcoming); Author, Indian Law in 2018 Kansas Annual Survey of Law Volume XXVIII (Hon. Steve Leben, et al. eds. Kansas Bar Association) (2018); and Author, Avoiding Genocide: Factors Applicable to Adaptation Planning for Arctic Indigenous People in Big Thaw (SUNY Press) (forthcoming).
Dean Kronk Warner’s recent articles in law reviews and journals include Author, Tribal Treaty Rights: A Powerful Tool in Challenging Energy Infrastructure, University of Connecticut Law Review (forthcoming fall 2019); Co-Author, Reversing Course on Environmental Justice Under the Trump Administration, Wake Forest Law Review (forthcoming Spring 2019); and Co-Author, Raping Indian Country, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law (forthcoming 2019). Her substantial CLE materials include: Author, Improving Tribal/Federal Consultation Following the Dakota Access Pipeline Controversy, ABA SEER 47th Annual Spring Conference, Orlando, FL (April 20, 2018).
Dean Kronk Warner’s presentations include: Mni Winconi, Tribal Sovereignty, and Treaty Rights: Lessons from Dakota Access Pipeline, Fifth Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Ariz. (May 10, 2019); Civil and Regulatory Jurisdiction: Reservation Status, Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court Continuing Legal Education Conference in Tulsa, OK (May 3, 2019); Pipelines and Indigenous Communities, 3rd Annual North American Environment, Energy, & Natural Resources Conference in Houston, TX (April 25, 2019); Energy Justice and the Green Energy Transition, Annual AALS Conference in New Orleans, LA (Jan. 6, 2019); Indian Law and Policy in the Era of Trump: Flashpoints and Challenges, Annual AALS Conference in New Orleans, LA (Jan. 3, 2019); Sovereignty Trust and Resilience,” for Native American Heritage Month celebration at Veteran’s Administration in Leavenworth, KS (Nov. 30, 2018); Raping Indian Country, Presentation to KU University Community Forum, Lawrence, KS (Oct. 31, 2018); Inherent Tribal Authority to Protect Reservations, Regulating for the Seventh Generation: Tribal Nations and Environmental Law hosted by the Connecticut Law Review, Hartford, CT (Oct. 26, 2018); Raping Indian Country, keynote presentation at Indigenous Female Leadership: Disrupting Dominant Discourses hosted by Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (Oct. 8, 2018); Raping Indian Country, Keeping Legends Alive hosted by Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS (Sept. 22, 2018); Justice for Natives?: Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in Indian Country, 2018 Unity Day, Kansas City, MO (Sept. 12, 2018)—This is a biennial training event for federal employees from the 153 federal agencies throughout the Kansas City area; The Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Communities, Presentation at the Annual Unitarian Universalist Conference in Kansas City, MO (June 22, 2018); Environmental Justice and the Social Pillar of Sustainable Development, Presentation at the 4th Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators in Phoenix, AZ (May 11, 2018); Improving Tribal/Federal Consultation Following the Dakota Access Pipeline Controversy, Presentation at the 47th Annual ABA SEER Conference in Orlando, FL (April 20, 2018); and Navigating the Path to Tenure and Promotion, Presentation at Annual AALS Conference in San Diego, CA (Jan. 6, 2018).
Stegner Center Affiliate Faculty Updates
Professor of Law Tony Anghie now splits his time between the National University of Singapore and the S.J. Quinney School of Law, allowing him to bring a truly international perspective to bear on natural resource issues, especially in the Pacific. His recent publications include Race, Self-Determination, and Australian Empire, 19 Melbourne Journal of International Law 1 (2018) and Politic, Cautious, and Meticulous: An Introduction to the Symposium on the Marshall Islands Case, 111 American Journal of International Law Unbound 62 (2017).
Jorge Contreras, Professor of Law, has the following recent publications: Pledging Patents for the Public Good: Rise and Fall of the Eco-Patent Commons, 57 Houston Law Review __ (2019, forthcoming) (with Bronwyn H. Hall and Christian Helmers; Jesse L. Reynolds, Jorge L. Contreras & Joshua D. Sarnoff, Intellectual Property Policies for Solar Geoengineering. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change1-7 (2018); Solar Climate Engineering and Intellectual Property: Toward a Research Commons, 18 Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, & Technology 1 (2017) (with Jesse L. Reynolds and Joshua D. Sarnoff; Standards and Related Intellectual Property Issues for Climate Change Technology, in Joshua D. Sarnoff, ed., Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Climate Change (Edward Elgar: 2016); and Catalyzing Technology Development Through University Research, in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Climate Change (Joshua D. Sarnoff, ed., Edward Elgar: 2016)(with Charles R. McManis).
Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law Erika George was appointed Director of the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah this year. Her recent publications include: Shareholder Activism and Stakeholder Engagement Strategies: Promoting Environmental Justice, Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals, __ Wisconsin International Law Journal (forthcoming 2020); The Story of Environmental Justice and Race in the United States: International Human Rights and Equal Environmental Protection in Austin Sarat, ed., Human Rights and Legal Judgments: The American Story (Cambridge University Press, 2017; Recognizing Women’s Rights at Work: Health and Women Workers in Global Supply Chains, 35(1) Berkeley Journal of International Law 1 (2017) (with David Wofford, Candace Gibson and Rebecca Sewall).; International Human Rights: Legal, Political and Policy Frameworks Applicable to the Extractive Industries, 2016(2) Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Human Rights Law and the Extractive Industries 1 (2016); and The FDA’s Troubling Failure to Use its Authority to Regulate Genetically Modified Foods, 71 Food and Drug Law Journal 105 (2016) (with Leslie Francis and Robin Kundis Craig). She delivered a presentation this fall to the Environmental Humanities Program on “Human Rights Corporate Responsibility and the Environment.”
William H. Leary Professor of Law Jeff Schwartz published Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Conflict Minerals Rule, 68 Administrative Law Review 287 (2016) (with Alexandrea Nelson) and The Conflict Minerals Experiment, 6 Harvard Business Law Review 129 (2016).