Jestrab Lecture: Robin Kundis Craig - September 26, 2013
Professor Robin Kundis Craig
William H. Leary Professor of Law
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Public Trust in a Time of Climate Change and Post-PPL MT Implications
Robin Kundis Craig is the William H. Leary Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she is also affiliated with the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and the Environment. Professor Craig specializes in all things water, including the relationships between climate change and water; water and energy; the Clean Water Act; the intersection of water issues and land issues; marine biodiversity and marine protected areas; water law; and the relationships between environmental law and public health. She is the author or co-author of five books: The Clean Water Act and the Constitution (ELI 2nd Ed. 2009), Environmental Law in Context (Thomson/West 3rd Ed. 2012), Toxic and Environmental Torts (Thomson/West 2010), Comparative Ocean Governance: Place-Based Protections in an Era of Climate Change (Edward Elgar 2012), and Modern Water Law (Foundation Press, forthcoming 2013). She has also written over 50 law review articles and book chapters. She was appointed to three successive National Research Council committees on the Clean Water Act and the Mississippi River; has consulted on water quality issues with the government of Victoria, Australia, and the Council on Environmental Cooperation in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and was one of 12 marine educators chosen to participate in a 2010 program in the Papahanamokuakea Marine National Monument, spending a week on Midway Atoll. Professor Craig also serves as Co-Chair of the ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources’ Water Resources Committee and as a consultant to the Environmental Defense Fund; she will also serve as the Chair of the 2015 ABA SEER Water Law Conference. At the University of Utah, she teaches Environmental Law, Water Law, Ocean & Coastal Law, Toxic Torts, and Property.