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The Wallace Stegner Center’s faculty is actively engaged in a wide range of environmental and natural resources issues. Faculty research addresses such diverse topics as public land management, wildlife protection, international environmental law, law and science, water pollution, toxic and hazardous wastes, ecosystem management, land use, and others. The faculty regularly publishes its research in books and articles in law journals and other sources, participates in conferences and other forums, and engages in consulting, pro bono representation, service on public boards and commissions, and other public service activities.

Center Director


Robert B. Keiter

Director

Faculty


Robert W. Adler

Distinguished Professor of Law

Robert W. Adler

Distinguished Professor of Law
J.D. Cum Laude, Georgetown University Law Center
Professor Adler has published numerous works in law, science and policy journals on environmental law, water law, agricultural law, and constitutional law issues. He is a recipient of the Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore for his work on national clean water issues, the Pfeifferhorn Conservation Leadership Award for volunteer environmental service in Utah, and an award from the Utah Chapter of the American Water Resources Association for his educational contribution to water issues.
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Anthony T. Anghie

Anthony T. Anghie

B.A. and LL.B., Monash University: Melbourne, Australia; S.J.D., Harvard Law School
Professor Anghie practiced law in Australia, before joining the College in 1995. He has served on the Executive Councils of the American Society of International Law and the Asian Society of International Law. He is a member of the advisory boards of several journals including the Chinese Journal of International Law and International Theory. He writes on various aspects of international law including the history of international law, theories of sovereignty, international economic law, globalization and human rights.
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Robin Kundis Craig

William H. Leary Professor of Law

Robin Kundis Craig

William H. Leary Professor of Law

B.A., Pomona College; M.A., The John Hopkins University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara; J.D., Lewis & Clark School of Law
Professor Craig’s work focuses on all things water–the Clean Water Act, ocean and coastal law, water law, and the intersections between them–as well as on climate change adaptation. She authored or co-authored five books, and over 50 book chapters and articles, which have appeared in publications from Cambridge University, Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, Emory, Tulane, Cardozo, and others. She is also active in the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, having served on the Executive Council and chaired several section committees.
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Leslie Francis

Alfred Emory Professor of Law

Leslie Francis

Alfred Emory Professor of Law
Alfred C. Emery Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy; University Distinguished Professor; B.A. with High Honors; Phi Beta Kappa, Wellesley College; Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Michigan; J.D., S.J. Quinney College of Law
Associate Dean Francis writes extensively in the areas of bioethics, health law, and disability. She serves as co-chair of the Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security Subcommittee of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, the federal advisory committee on health data to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. She is a member of the ethics committee of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Utah Humanities Council and as an elected vice president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.
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Nancy A. McLaughlin

Robert W. Swenson Professor of Law

Nancy A. McLaughlin

Robert W. Swenson Professor of Law

B.S. with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi Mathematics Scholar; University of Massachusetts at Amherst; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
Professor McLaughlin’s scholarship focuses on conservation easements and nonprofit governance issues, and she also lectures extensively on these issues. Her numerous articles on these subjects have appeared in a variety of legal journals. She also serves on the Land Trust Alliance’s Conservation Defense Advisory Council, the advisory boards for Utah Open Lands and Vital Ground, and as a member of the Habitat Protection Advisory Committee of the Wildlife Land Trust. She has also edited the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Journal since 2000.
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Danya Rumore

Research Associate Professor of Law

Danya Rumore

Research Associate Professor of Law
Director, Environmental Dispute Resolution Program Research Assistant Professor of Planning
B.S., Oregon State University; M.Sc., University of Auckland, New Zealand; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor Rumore’s work and research focus on supporting collaborative decision-making and stakeholder engagement in the context of science-intensive environmental, natural resources, and public policy issues. She is the Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program in the Wallace Stegner Center, and a faculty member in both the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the City and Metropolitan Planning Department. Prior to joining the University of Utah, she was the Assistant Director of the MIT Science Impact Collaborative and an Associate at the Consensus Building Institute. She teaches courses on negotiation, dispute resolution, collaborative problem solving, facilitation, and leadership.
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John Ruple

Research Associate Professor of Law

John Ruple

Research Associate Professor of Law

Wallace Stegner Center Fellow
M.S., Michigan State University, J.D. University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Indiana University; J.D., S.J. Quinney College of Law
John Ruple conducts research on public land and water resource management, including efforts to improve management efficiency and collaborative resource management between the federal and state governments. Prior to joining the Stegner Center, John worked as a Fellow with the University of Utah’s Institute for Clean and Secure Energy, where he addressed land and water issues involving energy development in Utah’s Uinta Basin. John also worked as policy analyst in Governor Jon Huntsman’s Public Lands Office, as an environmental attorney, and a NEPA contractor specializing in permitting for projects involving ski areas operating on National Forest System lands. He has published in the Utah Environmental Law Review, Idaho Law Review, and Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, and contributed to various books, technical reports, and NEPA documents.
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Heather Tanana

Research Assistant Professor

Heather Tanana

Research Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Kronk Warner

Dean and Professor of Law

Affiliate Faculty and Emeritus Faculty


Jorge Contreras

Associate Professor of Law

Jorge Contreras

Associate Professor of Law

Erika R. George

Professor of Law

Erika R. George

Professor of Law

William J. Lockhart

Emeritus Professor of Law

Jeff Schwartz

Professor of Law

Jeff Schwartz

Professor of Law

Alexander Tallchief Skibine

Professor of Law

Alexander Tallchief Skibine

Professor of Law

Adjunct Faculty


Emily Lewis

Director and Shareholder, Co-Chair of Natural Resources and Water Law Practice Group (Water Law)

Emily Lewis

Director and Shareholder, Co-Chair of Natural Resources and Water Law Practice Group (Water Law)
Emily Lewis focuses her practice on natural resources issues, primarily water law. She has worked with both individual rural water users and organized water entities to settle or litigate complex water disputes. Prior to joining Clyde Snow, Ms. Lewis represented the Utah State Engineer in comprehensive Water Rights General Adjudications across the state.

Kelly Alder Williams

Shareholder, Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C. (Oil and Gas)

Kelly Alder Williams

Shareholder, Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C. (Oil and Gas)
https://sjquinney.utah.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2021/05/Williams20CV.pdf

Daniel A. Jensen

Shareholder, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

Daniel A. Jensen

Shareholder, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

Jared Bennett

United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court Salt Lake City, Utah (Environmental Crimes)

Jared Bennett

United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court Salt Lake City, Utah (Environmental Crimes)
https://sjquinney.utah.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2021/05/JaredCBennett_20CV.pdf

Daniel A.Jensen

Adjunct Professor, College Of Law

Daniel A.Jensen

Adjunct Professor, College Of Law
Dan Jensen is a shareholder with the Salt Lake City law firm of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, where his practice focuses on mining, public lands, water, oil and gas, and other natural resource areas. Educated as a mining engineer (B.S. University of Utah 1982), Dan previously worked for Shell Oil Company in Texas and Illinois. Dan received his law degree in 1988 from the University of Utah, where he was an editor for the Utah Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. His entire career since then has been with the Parr Brown firm. Dan has been recognized in or by Best Lawyers in America (including Utah Mining Lawyer of the Year for 2014, Utah Water Lawyer of the Year for 2015, and Utah Energy Lawyer of the Year 2017), Chambers USA, Mountain States Super Lawyers, Utah Business Magazine (Top 100 Utah Lawyers), and Martindale-Hubbell (AV rating). Dan is an adjunct professor of Mining Law at both of Utah’s law schools, and has previously taught Public Land Law as well. Although Dan is a frequent speaker, author and instructor on subjects concerning mining, water and public lands, he’d much rather be enjoying any kind of outdoor recreation.
 djensen@parrbrown.com

Staff


Jan Nystrom

Associate Director

Nedra Chandler

EDR Program Associate Director