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Craig quoted in National Geographic on Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was quoted in the August 26, 2016 edition of National Geographic in a story titled, “Hawaii Is Now Home to an Ocean Reserve Twice the Size of Texas.” President Obama recently quadrupled the size of the national marine monument off northwestern Hawaii to a 583,000-square-mile “no-take” zone.” The history and power […]

Water law Down Under

  Robin Craig, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, spent part of the semester as a visiting professor at the University of Tasmania School of Law in Hobart, where she taught a course on comparative water law and research resilience and climate change adaptation issues. She’s recently returned to the U with […]

Craig publishes new book, “Contemporary Issues in Climate Change Law and Policy.”

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig published a new book titled, “Contemporary Issues in Climate Change Law and Policy: Essays Inspired by the IPCC.” The work is co-authored by Stephen R. Miller. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s most recent set of reports, generally referred to collectively as the Fifth Assessment Report, present significant […]

Craig appears on University of Melbourne’s “Up Close” program

During a visit to Melbourne, Australia to lecture, Professor Robin Craig appeared on the University of Melbourne’s “Up Close” radio program. The segment was titled, “The end of sustainability: Realism and resilience in managing our natural resources.” Environmental legal scholar Professor Robin Craig argues that the doctrine of sustainability in managing our natural resources fails […]

Craig appointed to IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law

Robin Craig, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been appointed to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s  World Commission on Environmental Law. The post will allow Craig to work with other scholars from around the world to carry out the organization’s mission, which is to assure the integrity and conserve […]

Adaptive Governance: Collaboration and Then Some

by Robin Kundis Craig for EDRblog.org. Many environmental problems, especially if they are grounded in natural resource use, face the governance challenge of changing conditions. Those transformations might occur in the natural resource or ecosystem itself—the result, for example, of over-use, invasive species, drought, sea-level rise, or climate change. However, changes can also occur in […]

Craig Article Appears in Journal Biological Conservation

In October, 2015, an article co-authored by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig appeared in the journal Biological Conservation. The article examines how the United States could marshall and supplement its existing legal protections for riparian corridors to facilitate species’ survival and adaptation to climate change. It is already getting […]

Craig Announces Three New Appointments, Participates in Katrina Panel

In August 2015, Professor Robin Craig was appointed as Co-Chair of the Water Program for the 2016 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Annual Conference, July 2016; and to the Members Consultative Group for the American Law Institute’s new Restatement of the Law: The Law of American Indians.  In addition, she was appointed for an initial two-year […]

Study Ranks College of Law #35 Among Top-Cited Law Faculties

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is tied for 35th place among U.S. law schools for the scholarly impact of its faculty. A new study, “The Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2015,” estimates the impact of a law faculty by calculating the mean and median of total law journal citations […]

Craig Appointed to Editorial Board of Sea Grant Law & Policy Journal

Professor Robin Craig has been appointed for an initial two-year term (August 2015 to July 2017, renewable) to the Editorial Board of the Sea Grant Law & Policy Journal. Her first round of duties will involve helping to select articles for the Journal’s Annual Symposium.