ROBERT W ADLER portrait
  • Jefferson B. and Rita E. Fordham Presidential Dean, College Of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics
  • Distinguished Professor, College Of Law

Publications

Research Statement

Multidisciplinary approaches to restoration and protection of water systems and management of water resources.

Presentations

  • Perspectives on the Colorado River, University of Colorado School of Law. Presentation, Presented, 06/2017.
  • Adapting to Climate-Induced Water Scarcity, RockyMountain Mineral Law Foundation, Natural Resources Law Teachers Institute, Banff, Alberta. Presentation, Presented, 05/2017.
  • Teaching Ethics, Civility and Professionalism, Utah Prosecution Council, Logan, UT. Presentation, Presented, 04/2017.
  • The Future of Legal Education for Administrative Lawyers, National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 09/2016.
  • Colleagues Across the Sea: The Future of Global Legal Education, Commencement Address, O.P Jindal University Global Law School, India. Presentation, Presented, 08/2016.
  • The State of Legal Education in 2015,” Federal Bar Association, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 11/2015.
  • The Death and (Possible) Rebirth of Aspiration in the Clean Water Act, Invited Lecture, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, October 25, 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/25/2012.
  • Agriculture and Water Quality: A Climate-Integrated Perspective, Vermont Law School, Inaugural Conference on Agriculture and Food Systems, South Royalton, Vermont, September 28, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/28/2012.
  • The Clean Water-Energy-Climate Nexus: Some Unintended Consequences of the Clean Water Act, George Washington University, The Clean Water Act at 40: The J.B. & Maurice Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2012. Presentation, Presented, 03/23/2012.
  • Ecosystem Complexity and Response Time: What Are the Challenges?, University of New Mexico School of Law, Albert Utton Center for Transboundary Dispute Resolution, River Restoration: Exploring Institutional Challenges and Opportunities, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 14, 2011. Presentation, Presented, 09/14/2011.
  • 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, June 10, 2011. Presentation, Presented, 06/10/2011.
  • Clean Water and Communities: Rights and Responsibilities, Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy Conference, Water, Conflict and Human Rights, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 25, 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/25/2011.
  • Colorado River Restoration in a Changing Climate, Moab River Rendezvous, Moab Utah, November 11, 2010. Presentation, Presented, 11/11/2010.
  • Legal and Ethical Imperatives for a Conservation Pool for Great Salt Lake, Great Salt Lake Issues Forum, University of Utah, April 28, 2010. Presentation, Presented, 04/28/2010.
    http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/ref/collection/utl...
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainability: A Risk Perspective, University of Utah Department of Economics, Climate Change Panel: Is There Hope after Copenhagen, Salt Lake City, UT, March 5, 2010. Presentation, Presented, 03/05/2010.
  • Mitigating Drought in a Warming World, University of Michigan Law School Lecture Series, Ann Arbor, MI, Feb. 2010. Presentation, Presented, 02/2010.
    http://web.law.umich.edu/flashmedia/public/Default...
  • The Law and Science of Ecosystem Restoration and Protection in a Changing Climate, National Park Service, Water Resources meeting, Fort Collins, CO, Feb. 2010. Presentation, Presented, 02/2010.
  • Drought, Climate Change and the Law, Utah State University, Watershed Sciences Seminar Series, Logan, UT, Jan. 2010. Presentation, Presented, 01/2010.
  • Resilience, Restoration and Sustainability: Revisiting Some (but not all) of the Fundamental Principles of the Clean Water Act, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Mar. 2009. Presentation, Presented, 03/2009.
  • Adjusting to Less Water: Climate Change and the Colorado River, Glen Canyon Institute, Salt Lake City, UT, Dec. 2008. Presentation, Presented, 12/2008.
    http://vimeo.com/7322664
  • Restoration of Colorado River Ecosystems: Law and Policy Perspectives for Scientists, Colorado River Science Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ, Nov. 2008. Presentation, Presented, 11/2008.
  • Expanding Concepts of Environmental Restoration: Perspectives from the Colorado River, American Fisheries Society, Portland, OR, May 6, 2008. Presentation, Presented, 05/06/2008.
  • The Colorado River Compact: Its History, Significance and Future Challenges, Water in Southern Utah: Issues for the 21st Century, Dixie State College, St. George, UT, Apr. 2008. Presentation, Presented, 04/2008.
  • Prospects for Ecological Restoration in the Colorado River Basin, University of Colorado College of Law, Natural Resources Law Center, Securing Environmental Flows for the Colorado River in an Era of Climate Change, Challenges and Opportunities, Boulder, CO, Mar. 2008. Presentation, Presented, 03/2008.
  • Climate Change and the Hegemony of State Water Law, Marquette University Law School, Faculty Workshop Series, Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 2007. Presentation, Presented, 11/2007.
  • 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, Oct. 2007. Presentation, Presented, 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, Oct. 2007. Presentation, Presented, 10/2007.
    http://www.law.unlv.edu/WebGalleries/Collaboration...
  • A Multidisciplinary Perspective on the Colorado River, Utah State University, Water Resources Program Seminar Series, Logan, UT, Sept. 2007. Presentation, Presented, 09/2007.
  • Implications of Rapanos v. United States for State and Local Government Protection and Restoration of Wetlands, Association of State Wetland Managers, Park City, UT, June 2007. Presentation, Presented, 06/2007.
  • Restoring Colorado River Ecosystems: A Troubled Sense of Immensity, Western Colorado College, Equalizations, Equity and the Environment, Opportunities for the Colorado River Watershed, Gunnison, CO, May 2007. Presentation, Presented, 05/2007.
  • Rethinking the Colorado River Compact: Time for a Change?, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, 12th Annual Symposium, Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment, Salt Lake City, UT, Mar. 2007. Presentation, Presented, 03/2007.
  • Overcoming Barriers to Ecological and Hydrological Sustainability of Urban Systems, Cities of the Future-Blue Water in Green Cities, Wingspread Conference Center, Racine, WI, July 2006. Presentation, Presented, 07/2006.
  • Restoring the Environment and Restoring Democracy, Lessons from the Colorado River, 25th Anniversary Symposium, Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Charlottesville, VA, Mar. 2006. Presentation, Presented, 03/2006.
  • How Citizens Can Re-design and Re-define Highway Projects: The Role of Alternatives Analysis Under NEPA and the Clean Water Act, American Planning Association, 2006 National Planning Conference, San Antonio, TX, Apr. 2006. Presentation, Presented, 2006.
  • The Legacy Parkway: How We Got to Yes, Natural Resources Law Forum and Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment Green Bag Series, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 8, 2005. Presentation, Presented, 11/08/2005.

Languages

  • English, fluent.