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College of Law

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Jason Robison

Associate 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: Tuesdays and Thursdays,12:45-2:30 p.m. and 4:15-5:00 p.m., or by appointment.

Professor Jason Anthony Robison joined the UW College of Law as an Assistant Professor during the 2014-2015 academic year. He previously served as a Visiting Professor during the 2013-2014 academic year after completing his S.J.D. at Harvard Law School. Professor Robison has also earned an LL.M. at Harvard Law School, a J.D. at the University of Oregon School of Law, and a B.S. in Environmental Studies at the University of Utah. Prior to becoming a law professor, Professor Robison held various legal and policy positions with the Harvard Water Security Initiative, the Colorado River Governance Initiative at the University of Colorado, the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School, 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 also previously 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’s research interests primarily involve water law and policy, public lands, and American Indian law within the western United States. He is keenly interested in comparative and international law perspectives on these subjects. In recent years, Professor Robison’s scholarship has focused mainly on transboundary water law and policy and Indigenous Peoples. His S.J.D. dissertation addressed the elaborate body of laws governing water allocation and management in the Colorado River Basin—colloquially, the “Law of the River.” He is currently serving as lead editor of a multi-author volume commemorating the upcoming sesquicentennial of John Wesley Powell’s historic 1869 expedition down the Green and Colorado rivers: Vision & Place: John Wesley Powell and Reimagination of the Colorado River Basin. Professor Robison is also honored to have recently joined Professor Dan Tarlock as co-author of the long-running treatise, Law of Water Rights and Resources. Related projects include forthcoming journal articles on water justice for Indigenous Peoples in Australia, Canada, and the United States; the evolution of transboundary water institutions in the Indus River Basin; and the Yellowstone River Compact upon the conclusion of Montana v. Wyoming, 583 U.S. ___ (2018).

Professor Robison loves teaching and learning from his students. His courses include American Indian Law, Federal Courts, International Environmental and Natural Resources Law, and Water Law & Policy and Advanced Water Law & Policy. Professor Robison has served on Ph.D. and Master’s committees for candidates in the UW Program in Ecology, Geography and History departments, and Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Fall 2018: Federal Courts, Water Law & Policy.

Spring 2019: Advanced Water Law & Policy, American Indian Law.

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