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In Pennsylvania Law Review, Koningisor Examines Migration of Secrecy Protections

Dec 06, 2021 | Faculty

Assistant Professor of Law Christina Koningisor has published a new law review article in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Titled “Secrecy Creep,” the article explores the migration […]

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Using Six Thinking Hats in Negotiation

Dec 06, 2021 | EDR Blog

By James Holbrook Edward De Bono has identified six different ways of thinking using six different color-coded “Thinking Hats.” Too often, negotiation – especially high-conflict […]

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Conflict-Management Styles: Pitfalls and Best Practices

Nov 22, 2021 | EDR Blog

By Katie Shonk This post originally appeared on Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation’s Daily Blog on October 25, 2021. We are reposting it with […]

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Book Panel: Erika George’s “Incorporating Rights”

Nov 19, 2021 | LABS

Professor of Law Erika George will welcome a group of distinguished panelists on December 9, 2021 to discuss her new book, Incorporating Rights: Taking Stock […]

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The Wallace Stegner Center and Heather Tanana to receive ABA SEER Awards

Nov 17, 2021 | Faculty

Professor Heather Tanana was selected to receive the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental […]

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Alumnus Dustin Jansen serves Native populations with multifaceted career

Nov 16, 2021 | Alumni

  Dustin Jansen originally wanted to be a high school teacher. Born and raised on the Navajo Nation, Jansen always felt passionate about education. He […]

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Book Panel: Jorge Contreras’s “The Genome Defense”

Nov 11, 2021 | IP Program

On November 8, Professor of Law Jorge Contreras discussed his new book, The Genome Defense, with Professor of Law Erika George and Dr. Lynn Jorde, […]

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Student veteran Michael Meszaros aims to gives voice to the voiceless

Nov 10, 2021 | Student

As a commander of an airborne company in the U.S. Army, Michael Meszaros shouldered a lot of leadership responsibility. He based his leadership style on […]

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The Problem with Problems

Nov 08, 2021 | EDR Blog

By Bruce Waltuck   Understanding the types of our lived experiences, and the optimal patterns of response, for improved conflict resolution and outcomes. “The bear […]

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Utah Law celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Oct 29, 2021 | Diversity

November is recognized as Native American Heritage Month. This month celebrates and honors Indigenous/Native American/American Indian/Native Alaskan peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. Honoring […]

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SJQ Women’s Law Caucus launches new mentorship program

Oct 27, 2021 | Student

Talley Ransil, like most incoming law students, felt a lot of stress as she began her time at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. She […]

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Statement on the death of U Law alumnus Henry Lee Adams

Oct 25, 2021 | Alumni

by Taylor Randall, president, University of Utah, and Elizabeth Kronk Warner, dean, S. J. Quinney College of Law We were very sad to learn of […]

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The Opportunities of a New Glen Canyon

Oct 25, 2021 | EDR Blog

By Eric Balken for the EDRblog News coverage of drought has become inescapable for those of us living in the west. Talk of prolonged water […]

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Utah Law welcomes new faculty members

Oct 21, 2021 | Faculty

The S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah is pleased to announce the addition of new faculty members: Christina Koningisor, who joins […]

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Utah Law recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Oct 08, 2021 | Diversity

  Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Indigenous/Native American/American Indian/Native Alaskan peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. Honoring this holiday […]

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Utah Law honors National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

Oct 05, 2021 | Diversity

In honor of National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, the S.J. Quinney College of Law asked members of the SJQ community to share their thoughts and experiences. […]

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Professor Leslie Francis receives service award at Utah judicial conference

Oct 04, 2021 | Faculty

Professor Leslie Francis recently received a Service to the Courts Award at the Utah Annual Judicial Conference.  She was recognized for her service representing people […]

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Professor Jorge Contreras forthcoming book featured by The New York Times

Sep 22, 2021 | Faculty

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras‘ forthcoming book, The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns […]

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Law student Andres Cervantes draws inspiration from hardworking family members

Sep 22, 2021 | Student

First-year law student Andres Cervantes considers his Hispanic heritage an important part of his identity. He was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and moved to the […]

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Professor Paul Cassell takes fight on behalf of Jeffrey Epstein victims to U.S. Supreme Court

Sep 17, 2021 | Criminal Law Program

Today College of Law Professor Paul Cassell filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to review whether Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual assault victims can challenge […]

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University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law DEI Update

Aug 31, 2021 | Alumni

Dear SJQ Community: One of our top goals is to create an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible (IDEA) community at the S.J. Quinney College of […]

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Meet new members of the S.J. Quinney College of Law Board of Trustees

Aug 25, 2021 | Alumni

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law had some changes recently. We say farewell and thank you to retiring board members and give […]

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Ep # 8 Paul Cassell

Aug 25, 2021 | Podcast

  Professor Paul Cassell: We’ve seen a reduction in proactive policing by law enforcement. And that’s had a, I think, a predictable consequence: homicide and […]

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Hallie Jay Pope joins S.J. Quinney to develop the Creative Advocacy Lab; Innovation for Justice partners with David Eccles School of Business.

Aug 24, 2021 | Faculty

August 23, 2021 – The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is excited to welcome Hallie Jay Pope as a visiting associate professor. […]

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“Pause. Take a breath. What do you see?”

Aug 23, 2021 | Stegner Center

By Angela Turnbow This post originally appeared on the EDR Blog on June 29, 2020. We are reposting a version of it, which includes practical […]

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Law student Madalin Rooker fights for gender equity at summer job

Aug 10, 2021 | Student

As a student athlete during her early undergraduate years, Madalin Rooker was introduced to Title IX and the role it plays in making college and […]

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Law students aid Professor Contreras in updating important property law resource

Aug 05, 2021 | Faculty

The Utah Real Property Law treatise is an important resource for property law in Utah. With property lawyers across the state relying on this treatise, […]

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Alumnus Jeffrey Tachiki finds fulfillment with trust and estate planning

Jul 29, 2021 | Alumni

Cynicism sent Jeffrey Tachiki to law school. He was in an undergraduate class, analyzing a criminal case for an honors seminar on the trial rights […]

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Utah Law Students Take on Environmental Issues

Jul 28, 2021 | Stegner Center

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law students focused on environmental and natural resources law have proven competitive this year in landing prestigious summer […]

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Law student Alyssa Florack researches important environmental issues at summer internship

Jul 25, 2021 | Student

Alyssa Florack always knew she wanted to pursue environmental public interest work and litigation, making her right at home in the top 10 environmental law […]

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Rising 3L Hanna Larsen promotes environmental conservation at summer position

Jul 19, 2021 | Student

With a strong commitment to advocating for the environment, Hanna Larsen is right at home at the S.J. Quinney College of Law.  The nationally-ranked, top […]

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Rising 2L Jacob Bandas focuses on natural resource issues with Dewsnup Fellowship

Jul 19, 2021 | Student

Even before coming to law school at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Jacob Bandas knew he wanted to work on government natural resource issues. […]

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Rising 3L Kari James carves pathways for future tribal justices

Jul 19, 2021 | Student

With a strong desire to fight for justice and improve life in Indian Country, Kari James chose to attend the S.J. Quinney College of Law […]

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Ep #7 Teneille Brown

Jul 14, 2021 | Podcast

Teneille Brown: We’re so motivated to diagnose people’s character as either good or bad, that if we can’t hear about the way they’ve acted in […]

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Rising 3L Dy Thurgood spends summer advocating for disability rights

Jul 13, 2021 | Student

Before attending law school at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Dy Thurgood’s career and education focused on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. […]

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More than $40k in 40 Days: Alumna Kate Conyers celebrates 40th birthday by giving back

Jul 01, 2021 | Alumni

While a party and some cake are a good way to celebrate most birthdays, Kate Conyers wanted to do something extra special for her milestone […]

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Rising 2L Amanda Gray gains valuable experience at outdoor recreation company

Jul 01, 2021 | Student

Before starting law school at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Amanda Gray had a job she enjoyed at Vista Outdoor Inc. So, when the […]

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Contreras testifies in Senate subcommittee hearing on protecting patent quality

Jul 01, 2021 | Faculty

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras testified before the Senate subcommittee about Protecting Real Innovations by Improving Patent Quality. Click […]

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George elected to serve on the American Law Institute

Jul 01, 2021 | Erika George

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George was elected as a new member of the American Law Institute. The Institute’s mission […]

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Moot Court Winners

Jun 23, 2021 | Stegner Center

The Wallace Stegner Center is proud to announce that our student team of Natalie Beal and Stephanie Hanawalt are the winners of the 2021 National […]

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Ep #6 RonNell Andersen Jones

Jun 23, 2021 | Podcast

Professor RonNell Andersen Jones: Depictions of the role that the press plays as a watchdog or the way that it benefits our democracy, those are […]

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Despite pandemic, moot court offers valuable hands-on learning for law students

Jun 10, 2021 | Student

With much of the law school experience transforming to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a question of whether the 2020-2021 […]

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Ruple article on fossil fuel development featured by Environmental Law Reporter

Jun 07, 2021 | Faculty

Posted on September 2, 2020 University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Research Professor John Ruple co-wrote an article with Jamie Gibbs Pluene and […]

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Ep #5 Matthew Tokson

Jun 04, 2021 | Podcast

  Mathew Tokson: We think this is a social norm, and therefore we’re going to set Fourth Amendment law based on that. And I think […]

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Ep #4 Jorge Contreras

Jun 04, 2021 | IP Program

  Jorge Contreras: At the current rate, estimates are that it’ll take four years for the whole world to be vaccinated, which is probably too […]

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Alumna Nathalie Gottschalk solves problems with her immigration law firm

Jun 01, 2021 | Alumni

Nathalie Gottschalk was feeling stuck. The woman who was born in France, raised in Ecuador and living in New York City, was working at a […]

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Utah Supreme Court hands S.J. Quinney College of Law alums major victory in transgender rights case

May 13, 2021 | Alumni

May 12, 2021—In a landmark case argued by two S.J. Quinney College of Law alums, the Utah Supreme Court ruled on May 6, 2021, that […]

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New Report Examines Causes of Clean Water Access Deficits Among 30 Tribes in the Colorado River Basin

May 11, 2021 | Stegner Center

New Report Examines Causes of Clean Water Access Deficits Among 30 Tribes in the Colorado River Basin Tribal communities, disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, continue […]

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WVU First Place Team

May 11, 2021 | Stegner Center

The Wallace Stegner Center is proud to announce that our student team of Natalie Beal and Stephanie Hanawalt are the winners of the 2021 National […]

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What is the U doing to address climate change?

May 10, 2021 | In the Media

You probably know that sustainability is a core value of the University of Utah, but did you know that the U is making significant progress […]

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Alumnus Jeffrey Fillerup supports students from the Navajo Nation

Apr 30, 2021 | Alumni

Jeffrey Fillerup’s career as a business trial lawyer has earned him plenty of wins in high-stakes cases, from prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty and corporate […]

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Tanana Authors Report Examining Clean Water Deficits Among Tribes

Apr 28, 2021 | Faculty

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Assistant Professor Heather Tanana was the lead author on a comprehensive analysis recently released by the Colorado […]

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Law students succeed in competition focused on women in politics

Apr 27, 2021 | Student

In terms of female representation in politics, Utah ranks well below the national average in several areas of government. Students at the University of Utah, […]

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Research from Kronk Warner and Adler Makes Sustainable Development Recommendations

Apr 22, 2021 | Faculty

Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner and Professor Robert Adler recently contributed to “Making America A Better Place for All: Sustainable Development Recommendations for the Biden Administration,” […]

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Erika George Joins Earthjustice Board of Trustees

Apr 21, 2021 | Faculty

George brings a vital array of expertise that is critical to leveraging gaps between human rights and environmental advocacy. San Francisco, CA — Earthjustice is […]

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Ep #3 Amos Guiora

Apr 16, 2021 | Podcast

Amos Guiora: The enabler is a person in a position of authority who has knowledge and makes the decision to protect the institution and ergo, […]

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Ep #2 Shima Baughman

Apr 16, 2021 | Podcast

Professor Shima Baradaran Baughman: What role are police serving in society right now? What are they doing? Are they solving crimes? Well, my paper shows […]

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Ep #1 Anna Carpenter

Apr 16, 2021 | Podcast

Professor Anna Carpenter: Uncovering what happened in the courtroom when people who are unrepresented attempt to navigate the civil justice system, you know, one way […]

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Law students see energy law in action with field trip to power substation

Apr 15, 2021 | Student

By Shelby Jarman As a top 10 environmental law school, the S.J. Quinney College of Law has several classes that focus on natural resources and […]

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Creating Space for Understanding

Apr 06, 2021 | Stegner Center

By Heather Stokes Photo Credit: Dillon Tabish I have always been interested in what motivates people. What connects us, what divides us, and why? Increasingly, […]

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Cultivating Dignity in a Year of Rupture

Apr 06, 2021 | Stegner Center

By Merrick Hoben This post originally appeared on Consensus Building Institute’s blog on October 5, 2020. We are reposting it with Merrick Hoben’s permission. If […]

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Wallace Stegner Center 26th Annual Symposium – “The Plastics Paradox: Societal Boon or Environmental Bane?”

Apr 06, 2021 | Stegner Center

March 25 @ 8:00 am – March 26 @ 2:30 pm The Wallace Stegner Center’s 26th annual symposium on “The Plastics Paradox: Societal Boon or […]

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3L Hilary Forbush faces imposter syndrome head-on

Apr 05, 2021 | Student

Why is it important for women lawyers to stay actively engaged in their communities? That was a question posed to Hilary Forbush, then a first-year […]

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University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law moves up in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Mar 31, 2021 | In the Media

(March 30, 2021) —The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is ranked among the top 50 law schools in the nation according to […]

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Wallace Stegner Center’s 26th Annual Symposium Featured on ABC Channel

Mar 25, 2021 | In the Media

The Wallace Stegner Center’s 26th annual symposium on “The Plastics Paradox: Societal Boon or Environmental Bane?” to be held on Thursday to Friday, March 25-26, […]

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Utah law schools announce achievement fellowships

Nov 20, 2020 | Diversity

Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School (BYU Law) and the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law (Utah Law) today announced a collaboration […]

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University of Utah Releases Tribal Acknowledgment Statement

Sep 19, 2020 | In the Media

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Native American Heritage Month, the University of Utah is formally launching its Indigenous Land Acknowledgement on Oct.12. As […]

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Meet Sadé Turner

Aug 04, 2020 | Alumni

Sadé A. Turner’s goal to become an attorney started with stops along the way in jobs related to helping people with disabilities and domestic violence victims […]

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FACULTY: Craig files amicus brief in case challenging Obama designation of the Northeast Canyons & Seamounts Marine National Monument

May 07, 2018 | Stegner Center

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig and a  team of pro bono attorneys at Fried Frank has filed an amicus […]

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S.J. Quinney College of Law honors memory of Page Stegner, 1937-2017

Jan 10, 2018 | Stegner Center

A prominent member of the family who is the namesake behind the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of […]

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EDR Blog Year in Review: 2016

Jan 30, 2017 | Stegner Center

By Angela Turnbow In 2016, we posted 26 blogs from 24 of authors. Many of our blog posts featured inspiring examples of collaboration. Several authors […]

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Meet Dustin Jansen

Oct 20, 2016 | Alumni

Dustin Jansen was preparing for a final job interview to become a law professor when he realized the value of connections made while a student […]

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Citizen Referendum? I vote “needs review”

Jul 18, 2016 | Stegner Center

By Larry Schooler for EDRblog.org.  Did the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote resolve anything? What does such a narrow margin of victory for the Leave (EU) position […]

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How Dialogue Can Help Small Rural Towns Navigate Planning Challenges

May 09, 2016 | Stegner Center

By Bob Ford, Pam Leach, and Tracy Dutson for EDRblog.org. Rockville is a small town located at the edge of Zion National Park that has […]

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EDR Blog, Year in Review: 2015

Feb 29, 2016 | Stegner Center

By Mara Elana Burstein for EDRblog.org.  In 2015, we posted 27 blogs from 26 guest authors. Here is a summary, in case you didn’t get […]

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Whiskey is for Drinking, Water is for … Mediation?

Dec 07, 2015 | Stegner Center

By Nathan S. Bracken, Smith Hartvigsen, PLLC, for EDRblog.org. Anyone who has ever attended a water law conference has almost certainly heard the phrase: “Whiskey is for […]

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Fracking in Populated Areas: The Most Literal Application of ‘Not in My Backyard’

Mar 31, 2015 | Stegner Center

By Kirstin Lindstrom for EDRblog.com. With a not-insignificant modicum of success, a recent sea change in public, industry and non-profit collaborative efforts on public land […]

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College of Law Climbs Seven Spots in 2016 U.S. News Rankings; Rated 7th Nationally For Environmental Law

Mar 10, 2015 | Stegner Center

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law also Improves in Bar Passage, Student Employment, and Student Quality March 10, 2015 — The University of […]

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First Annual Winter ULaw Clean Air Competition Results

Mar 06, 2015 | Stegner Center

Written for GreenTeamBlog.org. This February, the College of Law Green Team held the 1st Annual Winter ULaw Clean Air Competition to change commuting behavior to […]

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Federal Lands Takeover Would Harm the Public

Jan 29, 2015 | Stegner Center

Press release dated January 27, 2015 – The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources & the Environment at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College […]

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A Better Building: Biomimicry Glass Working with Nature to Reduce Bird-Window Collisions

Dec 03, 2014 | Stegner Center

GreenTeamBlog.org. One of the most innovative and interesting features of the new College of Law building is its incorporation of a new bird-safe glass to […]

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Recycling at SJ Quinney: Where Does It Go and What You Should Know

Dec 02, 2014 | Stegner Center

GreenTeamBlog.org. S.J. Quinney College of Law is always looking for ways to improve and leave a lighter environmental foot print. One such practice embraced by […]

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Alternative Visions Fund: Looking Towards a More Sustainable Future

Dec 01, 2014 | Stegner Center

GreenTeamBlog.org. Thanks to a generous gift from the Alternative Visions Fund of the Chicago Community Trust, the new S. J. Quinney College of Law building […]

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The LEED Certification Process: Guiding Sustainable Design, Construction, and Practices for the New Building

Nov 25, 2014 | Stegner Center

GreenTeamBlog.org. I am sure you have heard the term LEED in relation to the new Law School, but do you really know what it means? […]

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Welcome to the Green Team Blog!

Nov 25, 2014 | Stegner Center

GreenTeamBlog.org. With the pursuit of LEED Platinum Certification, the new S.J. Quinney College of Law building is not only a world class learning institute – […]

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Longson, Tipple Awarded Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarships

Aug 22, 2014 | Stegner Center

Mitch Longson and Kate Tipple, both 3Ls, have been awarded scholarships from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation for the 2014-2015 academic year. The scholarships […]

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Adler Named New College of Law Dean

Aug 21, 2014 | Stegner Center

Robert W. Adler, current Interim Dean of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and Distinguished Professor of Law, will continue as the […]

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Reitze Air Pollution Op-Ed Appears in SL Trib

Feb 12, 2014 | Stegner Center

An op-ed by Arnold Reitze, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune on […]

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Davies Appointed to State Energy Task Force

Jan 09, 2014 | Stegner Center

Governor Gary Herbert has appointed Professor Lincoln Davies to a state energy task force.  The task force, called the Energy Team, is a part of […]

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Adler Defends Role of Independent Federal Judiciary in Tribune Op-Ed

Dec 24, 2013 | Stegner Center

In a December 24 Salt Lake Tribune op-ed, Bob Adler, Interim Dean of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, stressed the importance […]

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National Parks Traveler Praises Keiter Book

Oct 23, 2013 | Stegner Center

Professor Robert Keiter’s new book, To Conserve Unimpaired:  The Evolution of the National Park Idea, earned a rave review on the National Parks Traveler website. […]

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Perpetual Conservation Easements Conference

Oct 18, 2013 | Stegner Center

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 […]

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Fall 2012 to Spring 2013 Year in Review

Oct 18, 2013 | Stegner Center

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 […]

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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 […]

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Jason Steiert Presents Paper at Statewide Water Conference

Oct 18, 2013 | Stegner Center

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 […]

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Brett Wiersum Awarded Second Place in the Energy and Public Lands Student Writing Competition

Oct 18, 2013 | Stegner Center

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 […]

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Douglas Naftz Awarded 3rd Place in the 2013 Smith-Babcock-Williams Writing Competition

Oct 18, 2013 | Stegner Center

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 […]

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Energy Law Moot Court Team Competes Admirably at National Competition

Oct 18, 2013 | Stegner Center

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 […]

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Wallace Stegner Center Team Offers Strong Performance at Pace Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

Oct 18, 2013 | Stegner Center

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 […]

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Faculty Updates

Oct 18, 2013 | Stegner Center

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 […]

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Your Support is Appreciated

Oct 17, 2013 | Stegner Center

The Wallace Stegner Center depends on donors to support our student activities, scholarships and other programs, including the annual symposium, evening lectures, and green bag […]

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S. J. Quinney College of Law Green Building Fund Donors 2012 to 2013 Fiscal Year

Oct 16, 2013 | Stegner Center

 July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 Benefactors$1,000,000 to $7,499,999 Alternative Visions Fund of the Chicago Community Trust Founder’s Club$50,000 to 499,999 Randy Dryer  Dean’s […]

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Stegner Center Donors 2012 to 2013 Fiscal Year

Oct 16, 2013 | Stegner Center

 July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013   University Patrons $500,000 to $999,999 Alternative Visions Fund of the Chicago Community Trust  Dean’s Counsel$25,000 to $49,999 R. […]

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Stegner Center 2013-2014 Events

Oct 16, 2013 | Stegner Center

The Stegner Center has a robust lineup of programs for the 2013-2014 academic year.  The Center’s nineteenth annual symposium, to be held on March 27 […]

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College of Law Students Awarded RMMLF Scholarships

Oct 16, 2013 | Stegner Center

This year, two students from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney of Law—Kevin Funkhouser and Douglas Naftz—were awarded Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation scholarships. In […]

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2L Scott Hutchins Awarded David C. Williams Fellowship

Oct 16, 2013 | Stegner Center

Scott Hutchins, a 2L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently received a David C. Williams Fellowship. The David C. Williams […]

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Stegner Center Student Scholarship Recipients

Oct 16, 2013 | Stegner Center

The Wallace Stegner Center would like to congratulate our student scholarship recipients for the 2013-2014 academic year. The Stegner Center oversees a rich array of […]

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Environmental Law Clinic Update

Oct 16, 2013 | Stegner Center

The environmental clinic continues to provide valuable services to the community and hands-on-learning opportunities for students.  Supervised by Clinical Associate Professor Jamie Pleune,  the Utah […]

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Environmental Dispute Resolution Program Update

Oct 16, 2013 | Stegner Center

The Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program (EDRP) was established in February 2012 with generous funding from the Alternative Visions Fund, a fund of the […]

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Stegner Center Faculty Publish Books on National Parks and Water Law

Oct 16, 2013 | Stegner Center

Stegner Center Director and Professor Robert Keiter’s book To Conserve Unimpaired: The Evolution of the National Park Idea was published this year. When the national […]

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Robert Adler Appointed Interim Dean at College of Law

Oct 16, 2013 | Stegner Center

Robert Adler was appointed Interim Dean of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in February 2013, with his appointment being effective on […]

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Stegner Center 19th Annual Symposium on “National Parks: Past, Present and Future”

Oct 16, 2013 | Stegner Center

The Wallace Stegner Center’s 19th annual symposium will address the topic of “National Parks: Past, Present, and Future.” The symposium will be held on Thursday […]

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College of Law Green Team Encourages Sustainability Programs in New Building

Oct 16, 2013 | Stegner Center

Buildings are more than edifices of brick and mortar. They’re also physical manifestations of our priorities as a society. With the pursuit of LEED Platinum […]

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Alternative Visions Fund Makes $4.5 Million Gift for Sustainability Features in New College of Law Building

Oct 16, 2013 | Stegner Center

The Alternative Visions Fund of the Chicago Community Trust has provided a $4.5 million gift to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, […]

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Director’s Letter – Fall 2013

Oct 16, 2013 | Stegner Center

On the eve of its 20th anniversary, the Wallace Stegner Center continues to extend its reach through its faculty, students, and supporters who have enabled […]

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Craig Interviewed by Atlanta Journal-Constitution on FL-GA Water Rights Dispute

Oct 02, 2013 | Stegner Center

Robin Craig, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed for an October 2 story in the Atlanta […]

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Craig’s Blog Criticizing Texas Court’s Private Water Rights Definition Leads to BNA Interview

Sep 01, 2013 | Stegner Center

A new posting on the Environmental Law Prof Blog by Robin Craig, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, […]

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College of Law Green Team Encourages Sustainability Programs in New Building

Aug 27, 2013 | Stegner Center

Buildings are more than edifices of brick and mortar. They’re also physical manifestations of our priorities as a society. With the pursuit of LEED Platinum […]

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Craig Serves as First Vermont Summer Distinguished Environmental Law Visitor

Jul 22, 2013 | Stegner Center

From June 17-28, 2013, Robin Craig, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was Vermont Law School’s first Summer […]

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RMMLF Awards Keiter Grant for Federal-State Land Exchange Research

Jul 08, 2013 | Stegner Center

On July 2, Robert Keiter, University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and the Environment at the University of […]

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Craig Authors Blogs for World Oceans Day, June 8

Jun 07, 2013 | Stegner Center

Robin Craig, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has authored two blogs for World Oceans Day on June […]

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Keiter to Read from New National Parks Book June 6 at 15th Street Gallery

May 13, 2013 | Stegner Center

Robert Keiter, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will read from and sign copies of his new book, […]

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Alternative Visions Fund Makes $4.5 Million Gift for Sustainability Features in New College of Law Building

May 06, 2013 | Stegner Center

As the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law prepares to break ground on its new home this June, the Alternative Visions Fund of […]

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Stegner Symposium Draws Attention from Media

Apr 25, 2013 | Stegner Center

The 18th Annual Stegner Symposium, focused on Religion, Faith, and the Environment, attracted a great deal of media attention, including multiple articles in The Salt […]

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SL Trib Quotes Adler on Failed Utah-Nevada Water Deal

Apr 05, 2013 | Stegner Center

On April 5, The Salt Lake Tribune quoted Robert Adler, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, on Utah’s […]

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3L Wiersum Wins Award for Paper on Ocean Energy Management

Mar 26, 2013 | Stegner Center

Brett Wiersum, a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has taken second place in the Energy and Public Lands Student […]

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Feb. 15 Conference Focuses on Perpetual Conservation Easements

Feb 08, 2013 | Stegner Center

Conservation easements now protect more than 18 million acres of land throughout the United States.  But uncertainties in the law and abusive practices threaten to […]

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Tribune Quotes Craig on Public Trust Doctrine

Jan 28, 2013 | Stegner Center

Robin Craig, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was recently quoted on public trust doctrine in a Salt […]

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Straube Op-Ed Published in SL Tribune

Jan 22, 2013 | Stegner Center

Michele Straube, Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program at the College of Law’s Wallace Stegner Center, published a Salt Lake Tribune op-ed on January […]

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Photo Gallery: Escalante River Watershed Partnership Field Trip

Nov 07, 2012 | Stegner Center

Photos from the Escalante River Watershed Partnership field trip, part of the Wallace Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program Photos by Barbara Blundell barbarabphotography. com

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Craig Selected as One Of Vermont Law School’s Distinguished Environmental Scholars

Nov 02, 2012 | Stegner Center

November 1, 2012 — Robin Craig, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been selected to be one […]

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Your Donation Makes a Difference

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

The Wallace Stegner Center depends on donors to support our student activities, scholarships and other programs, including the annual symposium, evening lectures, and green bag […]

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Donors 2011-2012

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

University Associates$100,000 to $700,000Alternative Visions Fund Founders Club$50,000 to $99,999S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney Foundation Dean’s Counsel$25,000 to $49,999R. Harold Burton FoundationMurray and Barbara Warnock in […]

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Environmental Law Clinic Update

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

The current version of our environmental clinic, founded by Robert Adler, the James I. Farr Chair and Professor of Law, is now in its fourth […]

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Wallace Stegner Center Student Team Participates in Pace Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

 The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Team – Thad Garlick, Kurt Gasser, and Megan McKay – very […]

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College of Law Students Awarded RMMLF Scholarships

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

This year, two students from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney of Law—Maureen Toomey Armos and Sarah Jan Carlquist—were awarded Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation […]

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Student Scholarship Recipients

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

The Wallace Stegner Center would like to congratulate our student scholarship recipients for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Stegner Center oversees a rich array of […]

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Davies Awarded McCloy Fellowship to Study Energy Policy in Germany

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

Lincoln Davies, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was recently awarded the prestigious McCloy Fellowship in Environmental […]

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Keiter Elected VP and President-Elect of Mineral Law Foundation

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

Robert Keiter, University Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and Director of the Wallace Stegner Center, was […]

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Robin Kundis Craig Joins College of Law Faculty, is Named Leary Professor

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

After visiting at the S.J. Quinney College of Law during the Spring Semester of 2012, environmental law scholar Robin Kundis Craig has joined the faculty […]

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Faculty Updates

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

Bob Adler published an article in the Florida Law Review entitled Balancing Compassion and Risk in Climate Adaptation: U.S. Water, Drought and Agricultural Law, and […]

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Environmental Dispute Resolution Program Update

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

The Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program (EDRP) was established in February 2012 with generous funding from Alternative Visions Fund, a fund of the Chicago […]

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Alumni John Ruple Is Stegner Center’s First Research Associate

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

John Ruple (2004) joined the Wallace Stegner Center at the College of Law as our first Research Associate in April 2012. He is currently collaborating […]

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Chinese Water Law Scholar Visits College of Law

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

TAO Lei, Deputy Director and Assistant Professor of the Research Institute of Environment and Resources Law at Hohai University in Nanjing, China, is serving as […]

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Interior Secretary Selects Environmental Dispute Resolution Program’s Project Selected as One of America’s Great Outdoors Rivers

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

On May 22, 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar identified the Escalante River Watershed Partnership as one of America’s Great Outdoors Rivers.  One project […]

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Fall 2011 to Spring 2012 Year in Review

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

For the Stegner Center, the 2011-2012 academic year was both busy and rewarding. The Stegner Center launched its Environmental Dispute Resolution Program (EDRP) in 2012, […]

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Noah Hall Joins Stegner Center as 8th Annual Young Scholar

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

Noah Hall, a Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School and a frequent visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School, will […]

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Stegner Center 2012-2013 Events

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

The Stegner Center has a robust lineup of programs for the 2012-2013 academic year.  The Center’s eighteenth annual symposium, to be held on April 12-13, […]

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Director’s Letter – Fall 2012

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

With the passage of another year, the Stegner Center continues on its growth trajectory, both in terms of new people and programs. As reflected in […]

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Tasch Discusses Sustainable Economics, Sustainable Agriculture Nov. 7

Nov 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

On Wednesday, November 7, the Wallace Stegner Center will present a lecture and book signing by Woody Tasch, founder and chairman of Slow Money, titled […]

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Straube Invited to Speak at AALS and Publishes Article on Environmental Dispute Resolution in Utah

Oct 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

On January 5, 2013, Michele Straube, Director of the Wallace Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program, will speak about Environmental Dispute Resolution in Utah […]

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National Geo Photographer Attracts SRO Crowd for Antelope Lecture

Sep 19, 2012 | Stegner Center

On September 12, National Geographic photographic Joe Riis drew a full house of approximately 265 to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s […]

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Robin Kundis Craig Joins College of Law Faculty, is Named Leary Professor

Aug 22, 2012 | Stegner Center

After visiting at the S.J. Quinney College of Law during the Spring Semester of 2012, environmental law scholar Robin Kundis Craig has joined the faculty […]

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Chinese Water Law Scholar Visits College of Law for 2012-13 Academic Year

Aug 22, 2012 | Stegner Center

TAO Lei, Deputy Director and Assistant Professor of the Research Institute of Environment and Resources Law at Hohai University in Nanjing, China, will be a […]

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Keiter Elected VP and President-Elect of Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Aug 20, 2012 | Stegner Center

Robert Keiter, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and Director of the Wallace Stegner Center, was elected vice […]

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Stegner Symposium Addresses the Legacy of Rachel Carson, March 9-10

Mar 01, 2012 | Stegner Center

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring is considered one of the foundational texts of the modern environmental movement.  The 1962 book exposed the dangers that pesticides and […]

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Park Service Anthropologist to Discuss American Indians and the Constructed ‘Wilderness’ of Yellowstone, Feb. 14

Feb 06, 2012 | Stegner Center

On February 14, Rosemary Sucec, a cultural anthroploogist with the National Park Service, will deliver a Green Bag lecture titled “American Indians and the Constructed […]

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College of Law Co-Hosts Author Richard Louv as Part of Feb. 16 Sustainability Symposium

Jan 30, 2012 | Stegner Center

On February 16, the University of Utah will host a “Symposium for Community Engagement”, titled Exuberant Sustainability.  As part of that symposium, the S.J. Quinney […]

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College of Law Welcomes Former Deputy Interior Secretary Lynn Scarlett, Nov. 3

Oct 20, 2011 | Stegner Center

On Thursday, November 3, Lynn Scarlett, former Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of the Interior, will visit the University of […]

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College of Law Awarded $762,000 Grant to Support Environmental ADR Program at Stegner Center

Oct 13, 2011 | Stegner Center

The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment is one of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s most esteemed centers, […]

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Scholarship Recipients

Oct 13, 2011 | Stegner Center

The Wallace Stegner Center would like to congratulate our scholarship recipients for the 2011-2012 academic year. The Stegner Center provides a rich array of scholarships, […]

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College of Law Students Awarded RMMLF Scholarships

Oct 12, 2011 | Stegner Center

This year, two students from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney of Law—Kass Wallin and David Hatch—were awarded Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation scholarships worth […]

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JLREL Changes Name to Utah Environmental Law Review

Oct 11, 2011 | Stegner Center

The Journal of Land, Resources & Environmental Law (JLREL) has changed its name to the Utah Environmental Law Review (UELR). According to the UELR editorial […]

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Quinney’s Pace Moot Court Team Advances to National Quarter finals

Oct 10, 2011 | Stegner Center

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s team of Cameron Johnson, Liz Silvestrini, and Laura Tanner advanced to the quarterfinals of the Pace […]

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College of Law Awarded $762,000 Grant to Support Environmental ADR Program at Stegner Center

Oct 03, 2011 | Stegner Center

September 27, 2011—The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment is one of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s most […]

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Director’s Letter – Fall 2011

Sep 15, 2011 | Stegner Center

As we all know, the winds of change are constantly afoot, and that well worn maxim holds true for the Stegner Center too. With this […]

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Wildermuth Appointed Associate VP for Faculty at U

Sep 15, 2011 | Stegner Center

Amy J. Wildermuth, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been appointed associate vice president for faculty at […]

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Wallace Stegner Center Events 2011-2012

Sep 15, 2011 | Stegner Center

The Wallace Stegner Center has a robust lineup of programs for the 2011-2012 academic year. Now in its seventeenth year, our annual symposium addresses “Silent […]

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Robin Craig joins the College of Law as a Visiting Faculty Member

Sep 14, 2011 | Stegner Center

Robin Craig from Florida State University will join the College of Law during the Spring 2012 semester as a visiting faculty member. According to Wallace […]

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Reflections on a Career in Retirement from Bill Lockhart

Sep 14, 2011 | Stegner Center

[Preface:  This was to be a “reflection” on my 47-years at the College of Law.  The following may qualify by “reflecting” the driving concerns of […]

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Donor Report 2010-2011

Sep 14, 2011 | Stegner Center

At the Wallace Stegner Center, we deeply appreciate the generosity of our friends and supporters. Your contributions make it possible for us to offer our […]

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Appeal for Donations

Sep 14, 2011 | Stegner Center

The Wallace Stegner Center depends on donors to support our student activities and scholarships and our yearly programs, including the annual symposium, evening lecture series, […]

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Lesley McAllister Joins Stegner Center as 7th Annual Young Scholar

Sep 14, 2011 | Stegner Center

Lesley McAllister, a Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law and Associate Adjunct Professor at the UC San Diego School […]

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Keiter, Lindstrom Present Paper at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute

Sep 14, 2011 | Stegner Center

On July 21, Robert Keiter, Wallace Stegner Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, and Kirstin Lindstrom, a 2011 […]

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Faculty Update

Sep 14, 2011 | Stegner Center

Bob Adler and co-authors David Driesen and Kirsten Engel published the second edition of Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach (2011). Adler published three […]

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Alumni Jamie Pleune Joins College of Law Faculty as Associate Clinical Professor

Sep 12, 2011 | Stegner Center

Jamie Pleune (Class of 2007) has joined the faculty of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law as an Associate Clinical Professor and […]

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Stegner Symposium to Consider Ecosystems and Wildlife Management

Feb 24, 2011 | Stegner Center

On March 11 and 12, the Sixteenth Annual Stegner Symposium, “Wildlife Conservation in the 21st Century,” will ask the important question, “How can we best […]

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Keiter An Invited Guest at White House Conference on America’s Great Outdoors

Apr 21, 2010 | Stegner Center

On April 16, Robert Keiter, a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and director of the College’s Wallace Stegner Center […]

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Stegner Center to Present Naturalist, Author George Schaller at City Library

Feb 01, 2010 | Stegner Center

On February 23, George Schaller, one of the world’s most famous conservation biologists, will appear in Salt Lake City to discuss his research and efforts […]

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Pax Natura Foundation Will Honor Stegner Center, February 5

Jan 19, 2010 | Stegner Center

On Friday, February 5, 2010, the Pax Natura Foundation will honor Robert Keiter and Jan Nystrom of the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and […]

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College of Law to Participate in First-Ever National Pro Bono Celebration, Oct. 25-30

Oct 15, 2009 | Stegner Center

The S.J. Quinney College of Law will participate in the inaugural National Pro Bono Celebration, October 25-30, 2009. During the week, the Pro Bono Initiative, […]

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Stegner Center Presents Award-Winning Author Alexandra Fuller October 7

Sep 17, 2009 | Stegner Center

On Wednesday, October 7, the Wallace Stegner Center at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will sponsor a reading and book signing […]

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Authors, Public Officials, Historians and Artists to Explore the 'Life and Legacy' of Wallace Stegner at March 6-7 Symposium

Mar 04, 2009 | Stegner Center

Wallace Stegner, historian, novelist, essayist, conservationist, and educator, is widely known as the “Dean of Western Writers.” On March 6-7, a distinguished group of elected […]

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Poet and Author Wendell Berry to Read in SLC, March 5

Feb 18, 2009 | Stegner Center

On Thursday, March 5, poet, farmer, novelist, and essayist Wendell Berry will appear at a reception and book signing and read from his work in […]

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Kim Connolly Visits College of Law as Stegner Center Young Scholar

Oct 12, 2008 | Stegner Center

by John Blodgett Associate Professor Kim Diana Connolly from the University of South Carolina School of Law joins the Wallace Stegner Center as a Stegner […]

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Alan Weisman Speaks at Stegner Center

Oct 05, 2008 | Stegner Center

“Alan Weisman has produced, if not a bible, at least a Book of Revelation.” 
—Newsweek On Tuesday, September 30, Alan Weisman, New York Times bestselling […]

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Law School Hosts Environmental Leaders from the Middle East

Aug 24, 2008 | Stegner Center

By Marty Stolz Nature doesn’t know borders.  Smog and other pollution problems seep onto all sides of man-made borders, whether they be cities, counties, states […]

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Keiter Receives Natural Resources Law Teaching Award

Aug 05, 2008 | Stegner Center

The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation has named S.J.Quinney College of Law Professor Robert B. Keiter as a 2008 Clyde O. Martz Award recipient. The […]

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U of U Recognizes Quinney Prof. Keiter

Apr 06, 2008 | Stegner Center

The University of Utah’s Board of Trustees recently bestowed the honorary title of Distinguished Professor upon S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robert B. Keiter.  The […]

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Stegner Symposium to Focus on Alternative Energy Solutions to Climate Change

Feb 24, 2008 | Stegner Center

by John Blodgett “Alternative Energy: Seeking Climate Change Solutions,” the Wallace Stegner Center’s Thirteenth Annual Symposium, will be held Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, 2008, […]

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