OCCRI Researchers

Title: Assistant Professor and Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program
Name: Adell Amos
Institution: University of Oregon
Department: Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program

Research Theme: The Climate Change Initiative is the Environmental and Natural Resources (ENR) Law Program’s response to the current climate crisis, hosted and driven by the fellows of the Global Environmental Democracy Project. The goal is to inform, educate and connect law students, practitioners, and policymakers to emerging developments in climate law and policy.

Research Fields:

Ecology and Ecosystem Management
Energy Policy and Technology
Natural Resource Policy and Planning
Water Policy and Planning

Professional Activities:

Advisory Board, Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics, July 2007-July 2010

Board Member, Oregon Task Force on Law—Sustainability Study, January 2007-present

Faculty Advisor, Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation, 2005-present

Executive Committee, Environmental Studies Program, University of Oregon, Sept. 2006-present

Board Member, Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund, 2005-present

Selected Publications:

Hydropower Reform and the Impact of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 on the Klamath Basin: Renewed Optimism or Same Old Story?,” (forthcoming in the Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation, Summer 2007).

Environmental Law Teachers’ Perspectives on Preparing New Lawyers for Practice,” co-authored with Sean B. Hecht and Janice L. Weis, American Bar Association 36th Conference on Environmental Law Published Proceedings, Keystone, Colorado, March 8-11, 2007. Awarded a Certificate of Recognition for “Best Paper at 36th Annual Conference on Environmental Law.

The Use of State Instream Flow Laws for Federal Lands: Respecting State Control while Meeting Federal Purposes. 36:4 Environmental Law, December 2006.

Emerging Water Law Trends in the Eastern United States: Will the Eastern Story Differ from the Western Experience?. American Bar Association, Eastern Water Resources: Emerging Issues in Competition, Science & Politics, Published Proceedings, May 11, 2006.

Ecosystem Management and the Role of Water Resources,” American Bar Association, Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Ecosystems Committee Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 2 (March 2004).