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Utah Law faculty members weigh in on the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe vs. Wade

Jun 30, 2022

On June 24th, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States officially reversed Roe v. Wade, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion no longer exists […]

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How Can We Break Through Our Narrative of Polarization?

Jun 21, 2022

By Courtney Breese It’s easy to see that our nation is polarized. Watch any national news program or scroll social media and this narrative of […]

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Professor Christina Koningisor wins award for outstanding scholarship

Jun 16, 2022

Associate Professor Christina Koningisor recently received the Reidenberg-Kerr Award for Outstanding Scholarship by a Junior Scholar from the Privacy Law Scholars Conference. This award is […]

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Utah Law welcomes local sixth graders exploring their dream careers

Jun 08, 2022

The University of Utah hosted sixth graders from Whittier Elementary in West Valley City for Imagine U Day, a program aimed to illustrate to young […]

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Recent U Law grad Bernadine Ott pushes for representation and accessibility in the legal field

Jun 06, 2022

“Why not law school?” Bernadine Ott was working in the University of Utah U Card office as the end of her time as a political […]

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Professor Leslie Francis and recent Utah Law grad present at ELSIcon2022

Jun 06, 2022

Professor Leslie Francis discussed “Disability Justice and Precision Medicine Across the Lifespan: Towards a Future of Equity and Access” as a speaker for ELSIcon2022. This […]

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Facilitating Effective Meetings: New Resources from the EDR Program

Jun 06, 2022

By the EDR Team We’ve all sat through poorly planned meetings. When happening in person, these are the meetings where we fidget in our seats, […]

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Alum Paul Burke Takes on LGBTQ+ Discrimination at Soccer Stadiums

Jun 03, 2022

Paul C. Burke is Exhibit A in the case that taking a chance on one opportunity often leads to another. The 1997 alumnus is now […]

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Utah Law’s Creative Advocacy Lab designs unique solutions for underserved communities

May 24, 2022

  By Suzi Morales When Hannah Sakalla was applying for a clinic for her second year of law school, she expected to answer questions about […]

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Better Together: Co-Creating a Factual Foundation in Environment & Public Policy Conflict

May 23, 2022

By Alice Shorett Social media silos of information, separate worlds of news pipelines, advocacy experts—can we ever find a way to talk to one another? […]

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Utah Law celebrates the many accomplishments of the graduating class of 2022

May 18, 2022

The S.J. Quinney College of Law class of 2022 graduated on Friday, May 13th. The Utah Law community is extraordinarily proud of this impressive group […]

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Professor Shima Baughman interviewed by Newsy about bail reform

May 18, 2022

Professor Shima Baughman was interviewed by Newsy’s The Why about bail reform. Watch the 6 minute clip here.

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Professor John Ruple invited to White House meeting to discuss mining reform

May 16, 2022

Professor John Ruple was recently invited to the White House as part of a summit featuring over 20 representatives from states, Tribes, the mining industry, […]

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Alumna Mel Moeinvaziri (’17) opens doors as immigration attorney

May 11, 2022

Mel Moeinvaziri knew by the time she was 5 she would grow up to be a lawyer — but only because her father said a […]

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Reporting Out on the Building Bridges Symposium

May 09, 2022

By: Yufna Soldier Wolf, Indigenous Land Alliance of Wyoming, & Deb Kleinman, Collaboration Program in Natural Resources/Lupine Collaborative   At the Building Bridges Symposium in […]

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Utah Law hosts anti-racism conference for law school deans in conjunction with LSAC

May 05, 2022

The S.J. Quinney College of Law, along with the Law School Admissions Council, recently hosted a conference for law school deans focused on the topics […]

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College of Law Honors Legacy of Senator Hatch

Apr 29, 2022

The S.J. Quinney College of Law is saddened by the passing of U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, who was a friend and supporter of the college […]

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Professor Paul Cassell to Argue Victims’ Rights Challenge On Behalf Of Boeing 737 Max Crash Victims’ Family Members

Apr 28, 2022

On behalf of 15 families of victims of the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes, Paul Cassell, a professor of law at the University of Utah’s […]

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In-class moot court gives students a look at criminal justice system

Apr 28, 2022

On April 6th, Professor Paul Cassell’s Crime Victims’ Rights class looked a little different. In this seminar-style class, time in the classroom usually involves Cassell […]

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U.S. Attorney nominee Trina Higgins to speak at College of Law commencement

Apr 28, 2022

Trina Higgins (SJQ class of ’95), current assistant U.S. Attorney for Utah and nominee for the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah, will […]

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10 Negotiation Training Skills Every Organization Needs

Apr 25, 2022

By PON Staff This post originally appeared on Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation’s Daily Blog on April 18, 2022. We are reposting it with […]

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Heather Tanana brings crucial Tribal voices to water policy

Apr 18, 2022

When she was in junior high — long before she’d ever heard the term “environmental justice” — Heather Tanana moved with her family from the […]

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Utah Law students attend week-long human rights seminar in England

Apr 14, 2022

Third-year law students Bernadine Ott, Kim Koeven, and Scott McMurtrey recently spent a week in England learning about human rights, armed conflict, foreign policy, peacemaking, […]

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Utah Law conducts student-led counterterrorism simulation as Russia-Ukraine War and other major global events unfold

Apr 13, 2022

On April 8th, the College of Law held a live simulation exercise as part of the Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism course. The event simulated fictional […]

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Meet EDR Program Manager Emily Gaines Crockett

Apr 11, 2022

Meet Emily Gaines Crockett, who joined the Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) program team at the University of Utah’s Wallace Stegner Center in December 2021. Emily […]

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3L Jessi Maupin thrives with experiential learning & carves a path in IP law

Apr 07, 2022

With an undergraduate degree in engineering and four years working as a civil engineer under her belt, shifting to the book-heavy world of law school […]

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Professor Leslie Culver receives Marcus Garvey Black Star Excellence Award

Apr 07, 2022

Professor Leslie Culver recently received the Marcus Garvey Black Star Excellence Award from the University of Utah’s Black Cultural Center. In collaboration with the Black […]

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Utah Law Ranked 37th in Nation—and #17 Among Public Law Schools

Mar 28, 2022

The S. J. Quinney College of Law has been ranked 37th nationally—and #17 among public law schools—in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings […]

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Book Review: Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life* (*And how anyone can harness it. Even you.)

Mar 28, 2022

By Michele Straube My mother loved adages and random quotes. One of her favorites was “laughter is the best medicine.” She had a gift for […]

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1L Maria Fernandez hopes to make a difference as a public defender

Mar 24, 2022

When Maria Fernandez took an internship at a homeless shelter in Santa Fe, it was mostly because she liked the area and wanted to stick […]

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Utah Law raises over $10,000 for Native student scholarships

Mar 16, 2022

Alumni, donors, and supporters of the S.J. Quinney College of Law recently raised over $10,000 for the David Arapene Cuch Endowed Scholarship Fund, a scholarship […]

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A Practitioner’s View on Finding the Words to Describe Our Work

Mar 14, 2022

By Jason Gershowitz It can be difficult to describe our work—the field of conflict. When asked questions regarding my career and work, I have referred […]

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Professor Cliff Rosky discusses controversial Florida bill banning gender discussion in schools

Mar 10, 2022

Professor Cliff Rosky, an expert in LGBTQ rights, has been featured by multiple media sources discussing Florida’s controversial, recently-passed bill that forbids teachers from initiating […]

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Student Spotlight: 1L Jesus Salazar hopes to be a voice for the voiceless

Mar 09, 2022

Jesus Salazar was casually considering law school as an option — but when his family and friends faced incidents of discrimination based on their race, […]

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Utah Law students succeed at transactional law competition

Mar 03, 2022

A team of students from the S.J. Quinney College of Law recently received top honors at a transactional law competition. Daniel Robinson, Eliza Burnett, Freedom […]

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Apply for the EDR Program’s Collaboration Certificate Course

Feb 28, 2022

By Nedra Chandler The Wallace Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program is currently accepting applications for our 2022 Collaboration Certificate Course. The course will be […]

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Professor Amos Guiora discusses Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Feb 25, 2022

Professor Amos Guiora, an expert in foreign relations and conflict, has been featured by multiple media sources discussing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Biden sent U.S. […]

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Utah Law recognized for academic experience, professor accessibility, and more

Feb 24, 2022

The Princeton Review recently released their 2022 Best Law Schools list, where they rank the top 100 law schools according to several important factors. When […]

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Professor Heather Tanana appointed to positions with AALS & ABA

Feb 24, 2022

Research Professor and Stegner Fellow Heather Tanana was recently appointed to the position of secretary for the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Indian […]

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Utah Law MLS student wins gold at Winter 2022 Olympics

Feb 24, 2022

Ashley Caldwell, a current Master of Legal Studies student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently won gold at the Winter 2022 Olympics in […]

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The Colorado River Compact: Navigating the Future

Feb 10, 2022

  The Wallace Stegner Center and the Water & Tribes Initiative co-hosted a symposium convening experts, stakeholders and representatives of sovereign tribes in the Colorado […]

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What is Negotiation?

Feb 07, 2022

By Katie Shonk This post originally appeared on Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation’s Daily Blog on October 14, 2021. We are reposting it with […]

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Professor Heather Tanana joins National Climate Assessment team

Feb 04, 2022

Research Professor and Stegner Fellow Heather Tanana was recently appointed to assist the U.S. Global Change Research Program in the creation of their quadrennial report.  […]

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President Biden Nominates Two Utah Law Alumnae to Serve as U.S. Attorneys

Jan 28, 2022

President Joe Biden has nominated two alumnae of the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law to serve as U.S attorneys—marking the first time […]

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SBA President Hilary Adkins finds her voice with student involvement

Jan 26, 2022

After being bullied for a speech impediment growing up, the idea of law school really scared Hilary Adkins. She wasn’t sure she could stand up […]

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Utah Law Continues to Host Health Law Experts for the 8th Annual Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

Jan 26, 2022

The Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences (LABS) at the S.J. Quinney College of Law continues to explore important health law topics with the 8th Annual Law and Biomedicine […]

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Alumnus Tahir Farukhi ’11 on Using His JD for “Greatest Impact”

Jan 25, 2022

In a family primarily consisting of physicians, Tahir Farukhi wanted to stand out. He became a lawyer. But in a continuation of his family’s tradition […]

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Professor Paul Cassell to meet with US Attorney General Merrick Garland to discuss Boeing 737 lawsuit

Jan 24, 2022

Professor Paul Cassell, who is representing the families of victims of two Boeing 737 MAX crashes, will soon meet with the victims’ families and US […]

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Supporting Federal Agencies to Make Collaboration the Way of Doing Business

Jan 24, 2022

By Jessica Western As a facilitator living in Wyoming,  I have experienced how collaborative problem solving has increasingly become a tool to unravel any tension […]

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2021 EDR Blog Year in Review

Jan 10, 2022

By Angela Turnbow I am enchanted by stories. Stories with strong character development, riveting plot lines, and happy (and sad!) endings. Stories with conflict, resolution, […]

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Francis to Present at Utah Medicine’s Grand Rounds

Jan 07, 2022

Leslie Francis, distinguished Alfred C. Emery Endowed Professor of Law and distinguished professor of philosophy, will co-present at the University of Utah School of Medicine’s 2022 […]

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Contreras Elected to American Law Institute

Jan 07, 2022

Jorge Contreras, professor at the College of Law and University of Utah presidential scholar, has been elected to The American Law Institute (ALI). Contreras was […]

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Utah Law Incoming Class Recognized for Impressive Stats

Jan 06, 2022

The American Bar Association recently released the admissions data for the fall 2021 incoming class of law students. These important figures are a determination of […]

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Utah Law Launches 8th Annual Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

Jan 05, 2022

The Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences (LABS) at the S.J. Quinney College of Law recently launched the 8th Annual Law and Biomedicine Colloquium. This unique […]

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Utah Law professors present at AALS Annual Meeting

Jan 04, 2022

The S.J. Quinney College of Law is honored to recognize the many faculty members who will be presenting or leading section meetings at the Association […]

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Professor Paul Cassell Files Victims’ Rights Challenge On Behalf Of Boeing 737 Max Crash Victims’ Family Members

Dec 16, 2021

The challenge argues that Boeing’s deferred prosecution agreement with Department of Justice violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act On behalf of 15 families of victims […]

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Professor Teneille Brown named to new Conviction Integrity Unit

Dec 15, 2021

Davis County District Attorney Troy Rawlings recently formed a new Conviction Integrity Unit. The purpose of the new unit is to review claims of factual […]

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In Pennsylvania Law Review, Koningisor Examines Migration of Secrecy Protections

Dec 06, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

  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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Transborder Patent Litigation

Nov 11, 2021

Professor Contreras was recently quoted in the Wall St. Journal and the Economist, discussing China’s rapidly expanding role in international patent litigation involving industry standards […]

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Bench2Bedside Competition

Nov 11, 2021

Again this year, the College of Law will be supporting the Center for Medical Innovation’s annual Bench2Bedside competition, advising and coaching student teams from across […]

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

Nov 11, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Notes from the Collaborative Governance Rodeo

Oct 11, 2021

By Wendy Willis Since the term started emerging in 1970s, collaborative governance has been a wily beast. Just as scholars start to corral and define […]

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Utah Law recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Oct 08, 2021

  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

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

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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The Pause: Closing the Gap Between Our Best Intentions and Our Actions

Sep 27, 2021

By Marina Piscolish, Ph.D. For years, we, as a field, have been hard at work teaching crucial communication skills for managing conflict, solving problems, and […]

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Professor Jorge Contreras forthcoming book featured by The New York Times

Sep 22, 2021

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

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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Conversation Dominators. (When “Step Up, Step Back” doesn’t cut it)

Sep 13, 2021

By Maggie Chumbley This post originally appeared on maggiechumbley.com on October 14, 2020. We are reposting it with the Maggie Chumbley’s permission. Hands down, the […]

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

Sep 17, 2021

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

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

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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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

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

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

Aug 23, 2021

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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Professor Contreras served as Chair of the (AALS)

Aug 20, 2021

Professor Contreras served as Chair of the Art Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and organized a series of events at […]

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Professor Amelia Rinehart supervised students in the (LABS)

Aug 20, 2021

Professor Amelia Rinehart supervised students in the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences (LABS) as they advised interdisciplinary teams about patent law during the Bench […]

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Special Guest In The Trademark Law Class

Aug 20, 2021

Simon Tam, bassist, and lyricist for The Slants, which prevailed at the Supreme Court in Matal v. Tam (U.S. 2016), appeared as a special guest […]

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Professor Contreras co-founded the Open COVID Pledge (OCP)

Aug 20, 2021

In April, 2020, Professor Contreras co-founded the Open COVID Pledge (OCP), a legal framework enabling organizations to contribute intellectual property to the COVID-19 response on […]

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Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in the manner recommended by Professor Terry Kogan

Aug 20, 2021

The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in the manner recommended by Professor Terry Kogan in an amicus brief that he filed in […]

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2021 National Patent Application Draft Competition

Aug 20, 2021

Ryan Anderson, Kevin Busby, Victoria Cheng, Jessi Maupin and Matt Whitehead, coached by Professor Sam Tahmassebi, advanced to the semifinals in the USPTO’s National Patent […]

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Professor Contreras on the BBC World Service Business Matters

Aug 20, 2021

Professor Contreras discussed the intellectual property waiver proposed by India and South Africa at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w172xvq9r0rsxwzBBC World Service Business […]

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Works in Progress in IP (WIPIP) Conference

Aug 20, 2021

The College of Law was proud to co-host the (virtual) annual Works in Progress in IP (WIPIP) Conference, together with Texas A&M and American University. […]

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Professor Jorge Contreras testified before the S. Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee

Aug 20, 2021

In June, Professor Jorge Contreras testified before the S. Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee on issues of patent quality, arguing for increased vigilance against fraudulent and […]

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AIPLA Giles Rich Moot Court Competition

Aug 20, 2021

Jessi Maupin and Brady Nash, coached by Professor Dave Johnson, won the Best Brief Award in the Western Region of the AIPLA Giles Rich Moot […]

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Law student Madalin Rooker fights for gender equity at summer job

Aug 10, 2021

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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The Benefits of a Situation Assessment

Aug 09, 2021

By Isobel Lingenfelter The situation assessment is often promoted in the facilitation and conflict resolution world, and yet it can be tempting to skip this […]

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Law students aid Professor Contreras in updating important property law resource

Aug 05, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Rising 3L Dy Thurgood spends summer advocating for disability rights

Jul 13, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 10, 2021

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

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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Alumna Nathalie Gottschalk solves problems with her immigration law firm

Jun 01, 2021

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

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

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

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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Alumnus Jeffrey Fillerup supports students from the Navajo Nation

Apr 30, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 15, 2021

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

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

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

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

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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Utah law schools announce achievement fellowships

Nov 20, 2020

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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Meet Sadé Turner

Aug 04, 2020

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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The Utah Resilience Map: Making Connections Between Local Sustainability Projects

May 20, 2019

By Emily Nicolosi for EDRBlog.org Online collaborative community resource mapping is a new phenomenon that helps to connect local organizations and volunteers in building more […]

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Communication Strategies for Engaging Climate Skeptics: Religion and the Environment

May 06, 2019

By Emma Frances Bloomfield for EDRBlog.org In our ongoing disputes and conversations about the environment and climate change, it becomes ever more pressing to uncover […]

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Trust – An Essential Collaborative Component

Apr 22, 2019

By Dianne Olson “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” […]

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It’s not Federal Overreach, It’s Federal Under-Listening: Lessons from Rural Oregon

Apr 08, 2019

By Katherine Daly for EDRBlog.org The EDR Program interviewed Peter Walker, Professor of Geography at the University of Oregon, about his 2018 book Sagebrush Collaboration: […]

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Do Cows Come to Consensus? Exploring What Humans and Animals Might Have in Common When it Comes to Dispute Resolution

Mar 25, 2019

By Leanne Bernstein Do elephants experience empathy? Do artic foxes argue? Do narwhals negotiate? Do raccoons reconcile? Dr. Frans de Waal explores these ideas in […]

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Why “Progress” Fits Natural Resource Conflict Management Better than “Success”

Mar 11, 2019

By Steve Daniels for EDRBlog.org As a practicing environmental facilitator/mediator, I am frequently asked if a process succeeded; it seems politicians and the news media […]

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Apply for the Short Course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration

Feb 25, 2019

By Katherine Daly Consider words like personal, effective, and awesome. What might they describe? Here’s a hint: Short Course. That’s right! These words describe the […]

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The Path of Collaboration in Harney County, Oregon

Feb 11, 2019

By Steven C. Beda for EDRBlog.org Harney County, Oregon is broad, flat, and expansive. Were the title not already claimed by Montana, this place could […]

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A New Era in Collaborative Forest Restoration: Working Towards Long-Term, Large-Scale, and High-Capacity Collaboration

Jan 28, 2019

By William Butler for EDRBlog.org Dr. Courtney Schultz of Colorado State University and I have been researching and engaging with professionals involved in the Collaborative […]

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EDR Blog Year in Review: 2018

Jan 14, 2019

By Angela Turnbow What strikes me most at the close of another year for the EDR Blog is the perseverance and determination I see happening […]

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Collaborating on Air Quality: From Pollution to Solution

Dec 17, 2018

By Danya Rumore This time of year, one thing seems to be on the mind of just about everyone in the Salt Lake Valley: air […]

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Energy Siting Can Be Incendiary

Dec 03, 2018

By Patrick Field This post originally appeared on Consensus Building Institute’s blog on October 1, 2018. We are reposting it with Patrick Field’s permission. Energy […]

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Great Salt Lake Stink Tank: Moving a Dialogue on Collaboration Forward

Nov 19, 2018

By Skye Sieber and Jaimi Butler for EDRBlog.org Earlier this summer, we attended the Dialogue on Collaboration focused on Great Salt Lake. One prominent theme […]

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Can EDR Practices Benefit from Learner-Centered Teaching Strategies?

Nov 05, 2018

By CK Miller for EDRBlog.org It’s a lush forest scene: trees surround you, the ground is moist and spongy with moss, and above you stretches […]

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Building Trust with the Public in Your Decision-Making Process

Oct 22, 2018

By Leah Jaramillo for EDRBlog.org Public participation can be considered risky or a chore, particularly when an issue or decision is highly technical and requires […]

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Addressing Complex Issues with Trauma-informed Approaches

Oct 08, 2018

By Mary Dumas, Dumas & Associates, Inc. for EDRBlog.org Complexity & Confusion In conditions of complexity, it’s important to remember that data do not make […]

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Wisdom from the Experts: Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution in the West

Sep 24, 2018

By Danya Rumore for EDRBlog.org I often find myself wishing I had more opportunities to learn from other facilitators’ and collaboration professionals’ trials, tribulations, and […]

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think: The Pitfalls of Cognitive Bias

Sep 10, 2018

By Douglas Thompson This post originally appeared on Consensus Building Institute’s blog on May 22, 2018. We are reposting it with Douglas Thompson’s permission. A […]

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Rock and Roll: Use the Triangle of Satisfaction to Design and Facilitate Effective Collaboration

Aug 27, 2018

By Nedra Chandler This post originally appeared on Cadence blog February 28, 2018. We are reposting it with Nedra Chandler’s permission. Humans can be Bermuda […]

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State Invests Millions in Conflict Resolution: A Case Study

Aug 13, 2018

By Katherine Daly for EDRBlog.org This year, one state in the nation will invest more than $1 million to support public policy and community-based conflict […]

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The Power of Vulnerability in Conflict Resolution

Jul 30, 2018

By Rachel Caldwell for EDRBlog.org “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, change” – Dr. Brené Brown Stepping into Vulnerability I recently joined fifteen peers […]

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What We Can Learn from Bees About Building Consensus

Jul 16, 2018

By Michele Straube for EDRBlog.org At times, a group of outraged stakeholders can feel like a swarm of bees. Initially, stakeholders are sweet as honey […]

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Unraveling Complex Issues – Collaboration around the Great Salt Lake

Jul 02, 2018

By Dianne Olson for EDRBlog.org Discussing something as significant as the Great Salt Lake involves landscape level topics such as water use among three states […]

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Teamwork and Shared Interests to Improve Tribal Relations with the BLM in Utah

Jun 18, 2018

By Nate Thomas and Nizhone Meza for EDRBlog.org Starting, conducting and completing a “situation assessment” for inexperienced yet enthusiastic protégés in the Environmental Dispute Resolution […]

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Coming Full Circle: Using Litigation as a Tool to Facilitate Collaboration

Jun 04, 2018

By Hannah Satein for EDRBlog.org Though it may seem paradoxical, litigation filed by a participant in a collaborative process may offer a tool to help […]

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Four Strategies for Effective Science Communication

May 21, 2018

By Dr. Emma Frances Bloomfield for EDRBlog.org Why is the sky blue? If you have ever tried to explain the answer to this question to […]

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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

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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Finding Shared Interests at the Fort Douglas National Historic Landmark

May 07, 2018

By Kelly Beck Today, Fort Douglas is home to the bustling student residences at the University of Utah. A university managed hotel and conference center […]

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Collaboration is Improv or is Improv a Collaboration?

Apr 23, 2018

By Leanne Bernstein for EDRBlog.org I raced around the room, trying desperately to keep my bodyguard in between me and the paparazzi. But with every […]

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More Peaceful Winters Reign in Yellowstone

Apr 09, 2018

By Nedra Chandler “Winter use in Yellowstone National Park is, at root, a conflict over deep public values…” –Mike Yochim, member of Yellowstone Grand Teton […]

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What Environmental Dispute Resolution Can Learn from Civity and Complexity Science

Mar 26, 2018

By Daniel Friedman for EDRBlog.org Successful environmental dispute resolution (EDR) requires long-term cooperation among stakeholders, who often have incongruent values and interests and may have […]

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Helping Collaborative Groups Get Real

Mar 12, 2018

By Steve Greenwood for EDRBlog.org One of the key characteristics of successful collaborations, particularly when parties are trying to resolve difficult issues, is authenticity.  As […]

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Apply for the Short Course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration!

Feb 26, 2018

By Katherine Daly for EDRBlog.org “With my legal training and forty years of litigation practice, I came to the Environmental Dispute Resolution Short Course a […]

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The Sweet Sound of Collaboration

Feb 12, 2018

By Cody Lutz for EDRBlog.org As a graduate student fellow with the Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program, I’ve been working on various community-based conflicts and […]

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Cultivating a Culture of Environmental and Natural Resources Collaboration in Utah

Jan 29, 2018

By Danya Rumore Unhealthy air quality. Growing demands for water in an arid state. Conflicts over public lands and how those lands should be managed. […]

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EDR Blog Year in Review: 2017

Jan 16, 2018

By Angela Turnbow As I look back on the EDR Blogs we’ve posted in the last 12 months, I find myself inspired and energized by […]

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

Jan 10, 2018

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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Mindfulness for mediators, innovators and problem solvers

Dec 18, 2017

By Mary Dumas for EDRBlog.org Complexity and conflict can interfere with our ability to listen accurately and sustain focused attention when serving as a mediator […]

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A New Way of Doing Business? Collaborating with the U.S. Forest Service

Dec 04, 2017

By Kailey Kornhauser for EDRBlog.org In 2012 the US Forest Service adopted a new Planning Rule. Planning Rules are policy that regulate how the Forest […]

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Finding Common Ground on Public Lands

Nov 20, 2017

By Susan Crook for EDRBlog.org I kept dreaming of Hayley Mills singing “Let’s Get Together” from The Parent Trap and found myself humming the tune […]

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A Practical Roadmap for Resolving Conflict

Nov 06, 2017

This post originally appeared on Arbinger Institute’s blog May 30, 2017. We are reposting it with Jim Ferrell’s permission. If you want to help people […]

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The Three F’s of a Successful Watershed Partnership

Oct 23, 2017

By Sue Fearon for EDRBlog.org Earlier this year, Stan, a conversation partner, asked me “Why are you still here? That’s what I want to know. […]

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Conflict Mapping Is No Spaghetti Bowl

Oct 09, 2017

By Dena Marshall for EDRBlog.org Conflict mapping is a roll-up-your-sleeves pencil and paper exercise that I have come to appreciate and incorporate into my collaborative […]

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Collaborating for Cleaner Air

Sep 25, 2017

By Ashley Miller for EDRBlog.org I was all set to start learning on the first day of the Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program’s Short Course […]

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Establishing Collaboration: Breaking Down Silos to Effectively Manage Ecosystems

Sep 11, 2017

By Craig Walker for EDRBlog.org In 2016, I was offered the opportunity to participate in a Short Course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration hosted by […]

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Daring to Dialogue: Stories of “Being the Change”

Aug 28, 2017

By Michele Straube and Danya Rumore for EDRBlog.org On June 15, the EDR Program co-hosted “Fostering Productive Dialogue in Divided Times,” the third in the […]

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Taking the Leap: A Collaborative Process – and Life! — Journey

Aug 14, 2017

By Theresa Jensen for EDRBlog.org Have you ever stood on the edge of a new beginning, noticing all of those excited anxious squiggly feelings dancing […]

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A Cow Runs Through It: Reflections on 20+ Years as an Environmental Mediator

Jul 26, 2017

By Michele Straube for EDRblog.org.  I realized recently that my projects involved cows at the beginning, middle and end of my career, and a squishy […]

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Breaking the Natural Resources Gridlock with Consensus Building

Jul 17, 2017

By Gina Bartlett for EDRblog.org. This post originally appeared on Consensus Building Institute’s blog Feb. 6, 2017. We are reposting it with Gina Bartlett’s permission. […]

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Fostering Productive Dialogue in Divided Times

Jul 03, 2017

By Griffin Smith for EDRBlog.org People being viciously attacked—verbally and physically—just because they are a certain race, ethnicity, religion, or simply trying to fly war […]

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A Need—and an Opportunity—for Leadership

Jun 19, 2017

By Danya Rumore for EDRBlog.org In every challenge, there is an opportunity. There is no doubt that we live in challenging times. One need only […]

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I’ll See You in Court: Litigation and Collaborative Land Management

Jun 05, 2017

By Ian Summers for EDRBlog.org Litigation over public land management has become a contentious topic in recent news. Industry groups and ranchers are pressuring the […]

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The Future of Indian Water Rights in the West

May 22, 2017

By Nils Lofgren for EDRBlog.org Water is an important and essential commodity for people living in the western United States today. Water is just as […]

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Making Room for Give and Take

May 08, 2017

By Dan Adams for EDRblog.org Recently, I spent 17 days on the islands of Cebu and Negros in the Philippines.  It was a powerful cultural […]

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“Town Halls” Are Dead. Long Live Town Halls?

Apr 24, 2017

By Larry Schooler This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post on 03/29/2017 05:25 pm ET, updated Mar 30, 2017. We are reposting it with […]

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Accomplishing the Impossible: The Spokane River Story

Apr 10, 2017

By Adriane P. Borgias for EDRBlog.org “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the […]

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Empowering Collaboration Through Dark Sky Protection

Mar 27, 2017

By Janey Heyman Moving from a small California beach town to Salt Lake City, I realized the night sky was a severely under-utilized resource in […]

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Apply for Short Course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration

Mar 20, 2017

By Michele Straube The 23 participants in the inaugural Short Course will attend their last session on April 27, walking away with a Certificate of […]

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For Living Room Candor, Keep the Conversation Casual

Mar 13, 2017

By Katherine Daly for EDRblog.org When is it possible for someone to express their honest thoughts and feelings about an important issue? Is it possible […]

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Two Sources of Turmoil in a Divided America

Feb 27, 2017

By James R. Holbrook for edrblog.org The Sixties and early Seventies were a time of great turmoil in a divided America, including the assassinations of […]

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E Pluribus Unum (out of many one)

Feb 13, 2017

This post originally appeared on Consensus Building Institute’s blog in October 13, 2016. We are reposting it with the Patrick Field’s permission. By Patrick Field for […]

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EDR Blog Year in Review: 2016

Jan 30, 2017

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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EDR Blog Year in Review: 2016

Jan 30, 2017

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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From Question to Connection: Building Bridges with Appreciative Inquiry

Jan 17, 2017

By Barbara E. Lewis for EDRBlog.org Now more than ever, those of us who practice community engagement are acutely aware of how polarized ”the publics” […]

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Keep your knees bent while facilitating

Jan 03, 2017

By Wendy Green Lowe for EDRblog.org.  I grew up in a household of skiers.  The lessons I earned about staying upright while skiing hold true […]

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Putting another E in EDR (Electronic)

Dec 19, 2016

By Noam Exner for EDRblo.org. Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is an area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that has been developing over the past twenty […]

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My Own Worst Nightmare

Dec 05, 2016

By Lucy Moore for EDRblog.org.  This post originally appeared on Lucy Moore’s blog in September 2016. We are reposting it with the Lucy Moore’s permission. […]

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The Power of Human-to-Human Connections

Nov 21, 2016

By Heather Gilmartin Adams for EDRblog.org. On Saturday, November 12, the first Utah Citizens Summit was held in downtown Salt Lake City. The event – a […]

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Noble Water Pursuits: How the Nobel Prize for Contract Theory Highlights Promising Movements in Utah Water Law

Nov 07, 2016

By Emily E. Lewis for EDRblog.org.  Complex situations call for creative solutions. Nowhere is this maxim more relevant than in addressing modern environmental problems. Finding […]

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Using Serious Games to Help Communities Make Progress on Serious Problems

Oct 24, 2016

By Danya Rumore for EDRblog.org Addressing environmental, natural resource, and public policy issues is serious business. Making progress on concerns such as water resources management and […]

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Meet Dustin Jansen

Oct 20, 2016

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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The Western Klamath Restoration Partnership Uses the Open Standards Process

Oct 06, 2016

This post originally appeared on the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network’s blog in May 2016. We are reposting it with the permission of both the […]

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Be the Thermostat, not the Thermometer

Sep 25, 2016

By Heather Gilmartin Adams for EDRblog.org. On a break in a recent workshop, I reflected to my co-facilitator on the energy of the group during a […]

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Willard Spur: Resolving Conflict through Collaboration

Sep 12, 2016

This post by Jeff Ostermiller is reprinted with permissions from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality for EDRblog.org Sometimes it’s hard for me to keep […]

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So Little Time, So Much to Read: Conflict Management Blogs I Follow

Aug 29, 2016

By Michele Straube It’s class prep time in academia, and I’ve been looking through my “new topics” collection to update my Conflict Management lesson plans. […]

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Working with Elected Officials on Water Issues: What can Collaboration Bring to the Table?

Aug 15, 2016

By Jamie Holmstead for EDRblog.org.  A few weeks ago I had the privilege to attend the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program’s Dialogue on Collaboration seminar. This […]

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Collaboration Is a Better Way to Solve Our Most Difficult Problems

Aug 02, 2016

By Lauren Barros for EDRblog.org. Several years ago, I became a member of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of Utah.  It made sense to me to […]

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Citizen Referendum? I vote “needs review”

Jul 18, 2016

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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Citizen Referendum? I vote “needs review”

Jul 18, 2016

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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In the Footsteps of Many: Collaboration is Key to Preserving the National Park Experience

Jul 04, 2016

By Cory MacNulty for EDRblog.org. Just under 12 million people visited Utah’s 13 national park sites in 2015.  Park enthusiasts are flocking to these iconic […]

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“Endless pressure, endlessly applied:” Idaho’s Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness Bill

Jun 20, 2016

By Rick Johnson for EDRblog.org.  It’s a special day when the President of the United States opens the door and invites you in. As Rep. […]

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EDR Year in Review (American Bar Association report)

Jun 06, 2016

By Andrew Ognibene The American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (ABA-SEER) publishes an annual ADR Year in Review report, which includes notable […]

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Going Fossil Free Collaboratively

May 23, 2016

by Katherine Daly and Kailey Kornhauser for EDRblog.org On May 2, the University of Utah made steps to join more than 30 colleges and universities […]

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How Dialogue Can Help Small Rural Towns Navigate Planning Challenges

May 09, 2016

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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How Dialogue Can Help Small Rural Towns Navigate Planning Challenges

May 09, 2016

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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Fireside Q & A with Professor Larry Susskind

Apr 25, 2016

by Natalie Watkins for EDRblog.org.  Larry Susskind is the Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT, the founder of the Consensus Building Institute, […]

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What I Say vs. What You Hear: Flexing Your Style for Effective Communication

Apr 10, 2016

By Heather Adams for EDRblog.org It really gets my goat when colleagues do not read my emails. I write amazing emails – with tons of […]

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The Power of Collaborative Tinkering and Creative Problem Solving

Mar 28, 2016

By Danya Rumore for EDRblog.org Environmental and natural resource conflicts tend to be enormously complicated, emotionally and politically fraught, and seemingly intractable. Take, for example, issues […]

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Apply for Short Course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration

Mar 14, 2016

By Michele Straube for EDRblog.org. If my sense of reality about the discourse around environmental and natural resources (ENR) issues was limited to what I […]

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EDR Blog, Year in Review: 2015

Feb 29, 2016

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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EDR Blog, Year in Review: 2015

Feb 29, 2016

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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Let Those Affected By Decisions Really Affect Those Decisions

Feb 16, 2016

By Larry Schooler for EDRblog.org There’s a lot that our government could do beyond giving people three minutes at a public-hearing podium. “This is America. […]

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Four Principles of Conflict Resolution and Collaboration

Jan 29, 2016

By Dan Adams for EDRblog.org. This month marks my 20th anniversary of being a mediator and facilitator! I have been pondering my career, assessing my […]

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Civity: The Other Keystone XL Story

Jan 19, 2016

By Palma Strand for EDRblog.org On November 6, 2015, President Obama endorsed a decision by the U.S. State Department that the Keystone XL Pipeline – […]

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Adaptive Governance: Collaboration and Then Some

Jan 04, 2016

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. […]

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Keeping Sandpoint’s Quality of Life Strong through Collaboration

Dec 21, 2015

By Susan Drumheller for EDRblog.org. Sandpoint is a small community in the Idaho Panhandle which, like most communities across the United States, suffered economic setbacks […]

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Whiskey is for Drinking, Water is for … Mediation?

Dec 07, 2015

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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Whiskey is for Drinking, Water is for … Mediation?

Dec 07, 2015

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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A River Between Us: Lessons in Conflict Resolution

Nov 21, 2015

By Jen Reynolds for EDRblog.org.  A River Between Us is a new documentary by former Oregon Senator Jason Atkinson and filmmaker Jeff Martin. (Disclosure: the […]

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Through Bears Ears, Tribes Lead the Way for True Collaboration over Utah’s Public Lands

Nov 09, 2015

By Anna Brady EDRblog.org. “We are not stakeholders here. We are relatives to these lands, and we have something to say.” That’s what Eric Descheenie, […]

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So Little Time, So Many Expectations—Are they Manageable??

Oct 26, 2015

By Cherie Shanteau-Wheeler for EDRblog.org. For several years my role has been as a mediator, facilitator and/or attorney working in complex, multi-party environmental settings. I […]

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Ready or Not: Enhancing the Readiness of Communities to Prepare for and Manage Climate-Related Risks

Oct 12, 2015

By Danya Rumore for EDRblog.org. Climate change can no longer be avoided. Here in the mountain west, this will mean more frequent and more severe drought […]

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NEPA’s Fatal Flaw, an Impediment to Collaboration

Sep 28, 2015

By Kelsey Kahn for EDRblog.org.  Background Straddling the Oregon-California border, the Klamath Basin is home to the PacifiCorp-owned Klamath Hydroelectric Project; six power-generating dams along […]

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A is for A**hole

Sep 14, 2015

By Michele Straube for EDRBlog.org While preparing for a particularly difficult facilitation recently, I decided to consult my Conflict Resolution Reading List for inspiration. I […]

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Finding Joy in Complexity: Managing Sage-Grouse

Aug 31, 2015

By Lorien Belton for EDRblog.org The greater sage-grouse give us the opportunity to find solutions in the midst of complexity.  Background Greater sage-grouse, a chicken-sized […]

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Responding to Climate-Related Risks: Why Collaboration is Key

Aug 17, 2015

By Hannah Payne for EDRblog.org. As I write this blog, 13,000 Californians are evacuating their homes to escape wildfires, which are spreading with unprecedented speed […]

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Canyonlands Research Center Collaboration, a Student’s Perspective

Aug 03, 2015

By Alice de Anguera for EDRblog.org. The Canyonlands Research Center (CRC) in Southeast Utah is an excellent case study of collaboration between scientists and land […]

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Water Diplomacy… in the West?

Jul 17, 2015

By Danya Rumore for EDRblog.org Throughout the western US, drought conditions have made water a pressing issue on many people’s minds. While the water shortage […]

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Facilitation… or Something More?

Jul 06, 2015

By Patrick Field So what is different about facilitation by seasoned environmental conflict resolution (ECR) practitioners? After all, there are countless individuals, small organizations, and […]

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Let’s Be Honest: Doing Group Processes Right

Jun 22, 2015

By Renette Anderson for EDRBlog.org. It seems intuitive: Vocal opposition to an issue? Bring the sides together in a problem-solving group. It’s the best way […]

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Still Brokering Peace… Between People and Prairie Dogs

Jun 08, 2015

By Kevin Bunnel for EDRblog.com. It’s been over a year since my Prairie Dog EDR Blog highlighted the collaborative effort that helped develop the Federal […]

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Bridging a Utah Cultural Divide: What’s Environmental Education Got to do With it?

May 26, 2015

by Paul Parker for EDRblog.org.  With over 100 groups, involved in environmental education (EE) in Utah, why don’t we talk to each other about issues […]

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The Value of Iterative NEPA and Collaboration

May 11, 2015

By David Loomis & Jay Strand “Iterative and collaborative design are complementary, as at each increment various stakeholders are consulted. These methods do not map […]

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Cultivating a culture of dialogue rather than debate

Apr 27, 2015

By Danya Lee Rumore for EDR Blog.org. Earlier this month, I attended an MIT campus-wide debate. Watching the event play out, I was struck by the […]

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Utah Program on Collaboration

Apr 13, 2015

By Mara Elana Burstein for EDRblog.com. “We’re bureaucrats and we have tendencies,” but “when there’s a high level of collaboration, there’s trust and decisions can […]

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

Mar 31, 2015

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

Mar 31, 2015

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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Ingenious EDR Designs are Human Centered

Mar 16, 2015

“When you let people participate in the design process, you find that they often have ingenious ideas about what would really help them. And it’s […]

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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

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

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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EDR: Three Pieces of Advice

Mar 02, 2015

By Mara Elana Burstein for EDRblog.org. “Starting complex negotiations without an assessment is like performing surgery without any diagnostic tests.” This is one of the […]

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Tracking EDR Progress: Looking to the Past to Guide the Future

Feb 17, 2015

By Micah Fisher and Tina Sablan for EDRblog.org. Environmental challenges seem to have become more difficult and polarized over the years – climate change is a case in […]

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Open Discussion is the Answer

Feb 02, 2015

By Jim Keyes for EDRblog.org. As human beings we have the ability to form thoughts and ideas in our mind. If not expressed, these notions […]

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Federal Lands Takeover Would Harm the Public

Jan 29, 2015

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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Making Nice Isn’t for Everyone

Jan 20, 2015

By Lucy Moore for EDRblog.org. There are moments that stick with me and seem to gain significance as time goes by, as my life and […]

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Book Review – Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution

Jan 05, 2015

By Mara Elana Burstein for EDRblog.org. Diane Musho Hamilton’s new book, Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution, is deeply personal and practically useful. It […]

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Environmental Dispute Resolution Year in Review

Dec 22, 2014

By Michele Straube for EDRBlog.org. Since the initial EDR Blog post on March 24, 2014, we have posted 19 entries from 14 authors. Our last […]

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Collaboration is the Solution to Ozone Pollution

Dec 08, 2014

By John Robinson Jr. for EDR Blog.org. Late last month, EPA proposed a new national ozone air quality standard that would reduce the permissible ambient ozone […]

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

Dec 03, 2014

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

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

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

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

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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Please Take Responsibility for the Energy You Bring Into This Conversation

Nov 24, 2014

By Michele Straube for EDRblog.org Recent experiences have made me feel bi-polar about our capability to have respectful dialogue on environmental and natural resource issues. I […]

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Risks were Taken in Daggett County, Reaping Public Lands Rewards for All

Nov 10, 2014

By Michele Straube for EDRblog.org. A landmark agreement in Daggett County demonstrates the value of dialogue on public lands issues. On October 22, negotiators jointly […]

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Getting Past Politics on Climate Change

Oct 27, 2014

By Carri Hulet for EDRblog.org. The polarizing debates over climate change are often about the wrong questions. I go nuts when I hear people debating […]

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Seeking Middle Ground – or New Ground?

Oct 13, 2014

By Mike Lunn for EDR Blog.org. I appreciated the thoughtful and thought-provoking blog posted by Lucy Moore on May 28, 2014, where she discussed her […]

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The Wonderful Discomfort of Changing Your Mind

Sep 29, 2014

By Kirstin Lindstrom for EDR Blog.org. In reflecting on the most important things she learned in the seven years of writing her literary blog, brainpickings.org, […]

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Finally Sitting at the Grownups’ Table

Sep 15, 2014

By Jim Holtkamp for EDRblog.org. Last March I had the once-in-a-career experience of meeting with senior officials of the China National Peoples’ Congress (NCP) and […]

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Comfortable with Uncertainty: Collaboration in the Time of Forest Plan Revision

Sep 02, 2014

By Kathleen Bond for EDR Blog.org. What’s the key to involving stakeholders in the plan revision process? Be adaptive, flexible, and strive to provide a meaningful, […]

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Longson, Tipple Awarded Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarships

Aug 22, 2014

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

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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Taking a Risk in the Public Lands Debate: Dialogue about What Really Matters

Aug 18, 2014

by Michele Straube for EDR Blog.org – Politicians on both sides of the public lands debate should be lauded for suggesting field trips. Such outings […]

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CDR Serves Up “A Good Bowl of Soup”

Jul 08, 2014

By Anna Elza Brady for EDR Blog.org “A good bowl of soup attracts chairs.” That was the old African proverb quoted by Jonathan Bartsch, Principal […]

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Preemptive “Mediation” at Energy Conference in Helena, Montana

Jun 23, 2014

By Britt Ide for EDR Blog.org Energy issues are complex and controversial.  They have many local, regional and national stakeholders with divergent viewpoints.  Building relationships early […]

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What We Don’t Know About Great Salt Lake…

Jun 11, 2014

By Rob Dubuc for EDR Blog.org One of my great privileges these last five years or so has been to serve as attorney for, and president […]

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There. I Said It.

May 28, 2014

by Lucy Moore for EDR Blog.org I recently posted on the Island Press blog (Field Notes) a rant about Cliven Bundy and the Nevada dust-up over […]

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Can Litigation Provide an Opportunity for Collaboration in Capitol Reef NP?

May 13, 2014

By Michele Straube for EDR Blog.org Cactus photo ©Dorde Woodruff We often think of the initiation of litigation as a shot across the bow. A thrown […]

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EDR and the Built Environment: Addressing Homelessness

Apr 29, 2014

by Shane Stroud for EDR Blog.org Think about the word “environmentalism.” What do you think of? If you’re like me, you think of protecting crystal-blue mountain streams […]

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Brokering Peace Between People and Prairie Dogs

Apr 14, 2014

by Kevin D. Bunnell for EDR Blog.org I am new to Cedar City and Iron County, but it didn’t take long to understand that “Utah prairie dog” […]

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The Mountain Accord: A Model of Environmental Conflict Resolution for the Wasatch Mountains?

Mar 28, 2014

By Mayor Ralph Becker for EDR Blog.org Our urban communities adjacent to the Central Wasatch Mountains have an intimate and interdependent relationship with the mountains.  […]

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Are We Wired to Cooperate?

Mar 28, 2014

By Michele Straube for EDR Blog.org Maybe, maybe not … but if not, our brains are easily re-wired to cooperate. I recently participated in a panel […]

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Collaboration and Partnerships in Public Land Management

Mar 25, 2014

By Cheryl Probert  for EDR Blog.org Partnerships and collaboration seem to be all the rage in public land management.  But do the feds truly understand what collaboration […]

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Welcome to the EDR Blog

Mar 24, 2014

By Kirstin Lindstrom  for EDR Blog.org Welcome to the EDR Blog, hosted by the University of Utah’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program (EDRP). Established in 2012 as […]

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Reitze Air Pollution Op-Ed Appears in SL Trib

Feb 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 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

 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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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