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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

Phone: (307) 766-6107
Office: 208 College of Law


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

Professor Jason Anthony Robison joined the faculty of the UW College of Law in May 2013 after completing his S.J.D. at Harvard Law School. He held a variety of legal and policy positions before becoming a law professor, 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 has also worked as a teaching fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Environmental Science and Public Policy program at Harvard College. 

Professor Robison loves the American West. Environmental and natural resources law, property law and theory, and Western environmental history are his primary scholarly fields. Professor Robison is lead editor of Vision & Place: John Wesley Powell & Reimagining the Colorado River Basin—a multi-author 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 is also editor of Cornerstone: The Next Century of the Colorado River Compact—a complementary multi-author volume being published by University of Arizona Press for the historic compact’s 2022 centennial. In addition, Professor Robison authors the long-running treatise Law of Water Rights and Resources. His recent and forthcoming articles include Community in the Colorado River Basin (advocating for collaborative Colorado River governance) and Re-Indigenizing Yellowstone (advocating for future federal-tribal co-management of Yellowstone upon the park’s 2022 sesquicentennial).

Professor Robison’s regular courses include Federal Courts, Federal Indian Law, International Environmental Law, and Water Law & Policy (basic and advanced courses). He also enjoys teaching Property Law and Land Use Law. 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 Chief Washakie Foundation’s Distinguished Leadership Award in 2019 for chairing the subcommittee that drafted UW’s first-ever Native American & Indigenous Affairs Strategic Plan. He is a proud member of the UW President’s Native American Affairs Advisory Council as well as the Leadership Team for the Water & Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin. Professor Robison also enjoys serving as Chair of the Colorado River Research Group.


Fall 2021: Federal Courts, Water Law & Policy

Spring 2022: Advanced Water Law & Policy, Federal Indian Law


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1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3035

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6416

Fax: 307-766-6417


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