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Legal scholar to deliver Distinguished Water Law lecture

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

LAWRENCE — Professor Robin Kundis Craig will explore the law and policy surrounding water law topics when she delivers the Distinguished Water Law Lecture at the University of Kansas School of Law. 

Craig will present “Water, Federal Agencies and the Federal Courts: A Flood That’s Cresting?” at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in 107 Green Hall. The public is invited to attend the free lecture. 

“The federal courts and federal agencies are making some fundamental decisions about the United States’ waters, from what waters should be protected under the Clean Water Act to how states should share rivers and groundwater. These decisions affect everyone,” Craig said.

Craig is the James I. Farr Presidential Endowed Chair of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. At the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Craig teaches environmental law, water law, and ocean and coastal law to upper-level law students.

"Professor Craig is an internationally renowned expert in water law, so her visit to KU Law is a tremendous opportunity to learn from the best on the very newest developments in water law today,” said Uma Outka, associate dean for faculty and William R. Scott Law Professor at KU Law. “We are grateful to the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation for helping to make this lecture possible.”

Craig researches topics including water rights, water pollution, ocean and coastal issues, climate change adaptation, the intersection of constitutional and environmental law, and the food-energy-water nexus. She is an affiliated faculty member at both the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and Environment and the Global Change & Sustainability Center. Craig is also a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

This lecture is made possible with support from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. It is co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Society.