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Jason Robison

Professor of Law

Jason Robison

S.J.D., Harvard Law School (2013)
LL.M., Harvard Law School (2009)
J.D., University of Oregon School of Law (2006), Order of the Coif
B.S., University of Utah (2003), Magna Cum Laude

Office: 457 Hill Hall


Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Professor Jason Anthony Robison is a faculty member in the UW College of Law’s Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (EENR) program. He joined the UW law faculty in 2013. Professor Robison holds an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School and has also earned an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, and a B.S. in environmental studies from the University of Utah. Prior to becoming a law professor, he held a variety of EENR law- and policy-related positions, including with the Harvard Water Security Initiative, the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School, the Colorado River Governance Initiative at the University of Colorado, the Oregon Supreme Court, the Special Litigation Unit of the Oregon Department of Justice, and the Motions Department and Office of Appellate Legal Counsel of the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Professor Robison loves the American West, as reflected in his research and writing. His scholarship revolves around the intersection of water, public lands, and Indigenous Peoples, including domestic, comparative, and international projects in these areas. He is the editor of Cornerstone at the Confluence: Navigating the Colorado River Compact's Next Century, a multi-disciplinary volume being published by University of Arizona Press for the historic compact’s 2022 centennial. Professor Robison is also the lead editor of Vision & Place: John Wesley Powell & Reimagining the Colorado River Basin, a multi-disciplinary volume from University of California Press examining the past, present, and future of water, public lands, and Native Americans in the basin upon the epic 1869 Powell Expedition’s sesquicentennial. Professor Robison likewise authors the long-running treatise Law of Water Rights and Resources. Recent and forthcoming articles include Community in the Colorado River Basin (advocating for collaborative Colorado River governance) and Re-Indigenizing Yellowstone (advocating for federal-tribal co-management of Yellowstone upon the park’s 2022 sesquicentennial).

Professor Robison’s regular courses include Federal Courts, International Environmental Law, Water Law & Policy, and the Colorado River Seminar. He also enjoys teaching Federal Indian Law, Land Use Law, Property Law, and the field course Human Rights & Natural Resources Law in Latin America held in Santiago, Chile. Beyond the classroom, Professor Robison serves on Master’s and Ph.D. committees for candidates in UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, Program in Ecology, and Geography and History departments.

Professor Robison was honored to receive the UW College of Law’s Outstanding Faculty Award in 2022, as well as the Frank J. Trelease Award in Environmental and Natural Resources Law in 2021. The Chief Washakie Foundation conferred on him the Distinguished Leadership Award in 2019 for chairing the subcommittee that drafted UW’s first-ever Native American & Indigenous Affairs Strategic Plan. Professor Robison is also privileged to serve as chair of the Colorado River Research Group and as a member of the Water & Tribes Initiative’s Leadership Team.

Fall 2022: Federal Courts, Water Law & Policy

Spring 2023: Advanced Water Law & Policy, International Environmental Law


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College of Law

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3035

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6416

Fax: 307-766-6417


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