James I. Farr Presidential Chair and Dean, College of Law
University of Utah
Phone: (801) 581-6571
Research Interests & Background:
As a scholar, Professor Adler urges a broader, more holistic approach to the restoration and protection of aquatic and other ecosystems than is used in traditional environmental laws alone, which focus on discrete kinds of environmental harm. He also explores the many ways in which environmental law and water law will have to respond to a rapidly changing climate. After completing a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, Professor Adler practiced environmental law for 15 years.
Selected Colorado River Presentations and Outreach
“Who Should be at the Table and What Should They Be Talking About?” University of Colorado Law School, Navigating the Future of the Colorado River Basin, 6/10/2011.
“Colorado River Restoration in a Changing Climate.” Moab River Rendezvous, Moab Utah, 11/11/2010.
“Arizona v. California: The Past, Present and Future of the Colorado River Compact.” University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Snell & Wilmer, and the Constitutional Law Section of the Utah Bar, Salt Lake City, UT, 10/2007.
“An Ecosystem Perspective on Collaboration.” University of Nevada, Boyd School of Law and Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, Collaboration and the Colorado River, Las Vegas, NV, 10/2007.