Southern Utah University’s Convocation Lecture Series is pleased to announce that James Rasband, Dean of the J. Reuben Clark School of Law, will speak as part of the Convocation Lecture Series. His presentation titled “Recent Trends in Public Lands Policy” will explore both law and policy as it relates to natural resources and public lands. The presentation will be January 25th at 11:30 AM in the SUU Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
Jim Rasband is Dean and Hugh W. Colton Professor of Law at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. He received his B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1986 and his J.D. in 1989 from Harvard Law School.
Dean Rasband joined the Law School faculty in 1995. Prior to entering academia, he served as a law clerk to Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced law at Perkins Coie in Seattle, Washington, where his practice focused on Indian treaty litigation. Immediately prior to his appointment as dean, he was serving in university administration as the Associate Academic Vice President for Faculty.
Dean Rasband’s research and teaching has centered on public land and natural resources law and policy. He has published many articles and book chapters on these subjects and is coauthor, along with James Salzman at Duke University and Mark Squillace at the University of Colorado, of Natural Resources Law and Policy, an important casebook in the field. He has taught courses in water law, wildlife law, public lands and natural resources law, torts, and international environmental law. He has also taught as a visiting professor at Murdoch University School of Law in Perth, Australia, and as a visiting fellow at T. C. Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.