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At the Environmental Dispute Resolution program, thorny issues lead to “elegant solutions”

Nov 21, 2022

As you may have noticed, we humans don’t always get along. We fight over land, we argue that we aren’t getting our fair share of […]

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Wallace Stegner Center Fall 2022 Green Bag Series

Nov 03, 2022

The Wallace Stegner Center featured an all-star lineup of speakers for its Fall 2022 Green Bag Series, including current and former top-level officials from the […]

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I Abhor the Word “Compromise”

Oct 10, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: The EDR Program is a big advocate for doing “less but better.” In line with that and our sense that most people get […]

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Wallace Stegner Center Receives Major Gift from C. Comstock Clayton Foundation

Oct 03, 2022

The S.J. Quinney College of Law is honored to announce that the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment has received a new […]

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White House Taps Utah Law Professor John Ruple for Council on Environmental Quality

Sep 26, 2022

  Ruple’s appointment adds his expertise in public lands and resources management to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, which advises the president and […]

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Introducing the Gateway & Natural Amenity Region (GNAR) Initiative

Sep 26, 2022

By Jordan Katcher The Wallace Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program fosters a culture of collaboration around the environment, natural resource, and broader public […]

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Celebrating the Wallace Stegner Center’s New Faculty and Staff

Sep 22, 2022

The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment welcomes the many new faculty and staff members who have joined us in the past […]

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Professor Vanessa Casado Perez Joins Stegner Center as 18th Annual Young Scholar

Sep 15, 2022

Vanessa Casado Perez, Professor and Dean’s Research Chair at Texas A&M School of Law and a Research Associate Professor at Texas A&M Department of Agricultural […]

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Wallace Stegner Center Spring 2023 Green Bag Series

Sep 15, 2022

The Wallace Stegner Center Spring 2023 programing will include a lecture series sponsored by the Audubon Society addressing the timely topic of Utah water law […]

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Memorializing Meg Osswald: A New Fellowship

Sep 15, 2022

Margaret “Meg” C. Osswald died early this year in an accident in the American Southwest. Meg is the daughter of Ellen Maycock and Ken Osswald. […]

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Wallace Stegner Center Sends Teams to Moot Court Competitions

Sep 01, 2022

The Wallace Stegner Center is proud to support the student teams that compete for the S. J. Quinney College of Law at the National Environmental […]

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S.J. Quinney Students Receive Foundation (FNREL) Scholarships

Sep 01, 2022

S.J. Quinney College of Law and Stegner Center students proved extremely competitive for scholarships funded by the Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law (Foundation […]

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Stegner Center Student Scholarship Recipients and Writing Awards

Sep 01, 2022

The Stegner Center oversees a rich array of scholarships, fellowships, and awards for College of Law students, ranging from cash awards for outstanding papers to […]

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Ruple Named Trustee of Foundation for Natural Resources & Energy Law

Aug 05, 2022

The Wallace Stegner Center is thrilled to announce that Professor of Law John Ruple was appointed a trustee of the Foundation for Natural Resources and […]

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Utah Law faculty members present at Law and Society Conference

Jul 18, 2022

Multiple faculty members from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law recently presented at the Global Meeting on Law and Society Conference in […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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