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The Young Scholars Program 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. The Young Scholars Program was founded in 2005, with the generous support of the Cultural Vision Fund, which has provided annual support for this program. Young Scholars join the S.J. Quinney College of Law to deliver a Young Scholar Lecture at the College of Law and meet with students. The Young Scholar lecture is published in the student-edited Utah Law Review.

Stegner Center Young Scholars

Professor John A. (Alex) Erwin, Florida International University College of Law

Litigating Predator Management

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Professor Vanessa Casado Pérez, Texas A&M University School of Law

Water Markets: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Professor Etienne C. Toussaint, University of South Carolina School of Law

The Indignity of Food Insecurity

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Professor Karen Bradshaw, Arizona State University

Wildlife as Property Owners

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Professor Jason Robison, University of Wyoming College of Law

Beyond Bears Ears: Postcolonialism & Grand Canyon National Park

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Professor Uma Outka, University of Kansas School of Law

State Energy Law for a Modern Low-Carbon Grid

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Professor Felix Mormann, Texas A&M University School of Law

Clean Energy Equity

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Professor Sanne Knudsen, University of Washington School of Law

The Flip Side of Michigan v. EPA: Are Cumulative Impacts Centrally Relevant?

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Professor Dave Owen, University of California, Hastings College of Law

Headwater Streams and the Hidden Histories of Environmental Law

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Professor Emily Hammond, George Washington University Law School

Risk and Retroactivity in Energy and Environmental Law

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Professor Katrina Kuh, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University (now at Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law)

Toward a Theory of Environmental Privacy

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Professor Noah Hall, Wayne State University of Law

Interstate Groundwater Law: Equitable Apportionment of Transboundary Resources and Implications for the Snake Valley Aquifer Dispute

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The Late Professor Lesley McAllister, University of San Diego Law School (and at UC Davis School of Law)

Co-Regulation in Mexican Environmental Law

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Professor Jason Czarnezki, Vermont Law School (now at Pace Law School)

The Environment, Law, and Food

Professor Barbara Cosens, University of Idaho School of Law

Transboundary River Governance in the Face of Uncertainty: Resilience Theory and The Columbia River Treaty

Professor Kim Connolly, University of South Carolina School of Law (now at SUNY Buffalo)

The Empty Promises of United States Wetland Mitigation Policy

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Professor Jamison Colburn, Western New England College School of Law (now at Penn State)

The Fire Next Time: Planning Land Uses in the Wildland Urban Interface

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Professor Amy Sinden, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Is there a Human Right to Security from Climate Change?

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Professor Reed Benson, University of Wyoming College of Law (now at New Mexico)

Rivers as Community Assets: Can Water Law Help Western Cities Embrace Their Streams?



The Young Scholar Program is supported by a generous donation from the Cultural Vision Fund.