The public is investing billions of dollars in conservation easements, which now protect more than 40 million acres throughout the United States. But uncertainties in the law and abusive practices threaten to undermine public confidence in and the effectiveness of these instruments as land protection tools. Professor Nancy A. McLaughlin ... Read this post »
On April 12 - 13, 2013, scientists, activists, lawyers, and scholars assembled at the Wallace Stegner Center’s Eighteenth Annual Symposium to examine the often-unexamined ties between religion, faith, and the environment. In choosing this topic, the Stegner Center sought to foster discussion on the varying perspectives faith provides on land ... Read this post »
For the Stegner Center, the 2012-2013 academic year was both busy and rewarding. As noted in this newsletter, the College of Law received a $4.5 million grant from the Alternative Visions Fund of the Chicago Community Trust, in support of the sustainability features in the new College of Law building. ... Read this post »
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 ... Read this post »
While a 2L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Jason Steiert was invited to present his paper at the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Utah Section Conference on May 14, 2013.
Based on Steiert’s April 11 presentation of the paper at AWRA's student writing competition, he was ... Read this post »
While a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Brett Wiersum took second place in the Energy and Public Lands Student Writing Competition, co-sponsored by the ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources and the University of Montana School of Law's Public Lands and Resources Law ... Read this post »
A paper 3L Douglas Naftz wrote for Professor Robin Craig's Water Law course was recently awarded third place in the Smith-Babock-Williams Writing Competition. In the interview below, Naftz discusses the issue of naturally occurring asbestos, describes how Professor Craig helped him to focus the work, and praises the excellence of ... Read this post »
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Energy Law Moot Court Team of Kimberly Barnes, David Mooers-Putzer, and Tera Woods competed admirably at the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition March 16-17 in Morgantown, West Virginia.
According to coach and Professor Lincoln Davies, the team achieved a number ... Read this post »
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Team – Douglas Crapo, Sarah Carlquist, and Megan McKay – very ably and professionally represented the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law at the national competition at Pace Law School in White Plains, N.Y. ... Read this post »
Bob Adler is currently serving a two-year term as Interim Dean for the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Dean Adler is overseeing the College’s day-to-day functions as well as the construction of its new sustainable building scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. The building is designed to achieve ... Read this post »