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College of Law

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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: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:45 - 5:15 p.m., or by appointment.

Professor Jason Anthony Robison came to the UW College of Law as a Visiting Professor in fall 2013 after completing his S.J.D. at Harvard Law School. Before becoming a law professor, he held various legal and policy positions 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 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 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. His research revolves around the intersection of water law, public lands law, and American Indian law, including comparative and international perspectives on these subjects. Professor Robison serves as lead editor of a forthcoming multi-author volume considering the past, present, and future of water, public lands, and Native Americans in the Colorado River Basin upon the sesquicentennial of the historic 1869 Powell Expedition—Vision & Place: John Wesley Powell & Reimagining the Colorado River Basin. He also co-authors with Professor Dan Tarlock the long-running treatise Law of Water Rights and Resources. Professor Robison was honored to be selected as the 2019 Stegner Young Scholar by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. He is preparing two articles growing out of his Stegner Young Scholar lectures: one piece on tribal engagement in Grand Canyon National Park’s future management, and another piece on tribal representation on the Yellowstone River Compact Commission moving forward from Montana v. Wyoming.

Professor Robison’s regular courses include American Indian Law, Federal Courts, International Environmental Law, and Water Law & Policy (basic and advanced courses). He also serves on Master’s and Ph.D. committees for candidates at UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, Program in Ecology, and Geography and History departments.

Professor Robison is humbled to be a member of the UW President’s Native American Affairs Advisory Council. He received the Chief Washakie Foundation’s Distinguished Leadership Award in 2019 for his chairmanship of the subcommittee that drafted UW’s first-ever Native American & Indigenous Affairs Strategic Plan. Professor Robison is also proud to serve on the Leadership Team for the Water & Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin.


Fall 2019: American Indian Law, Water Law & Policy.

Spring 2020: Federal Courts, Advanced Water Law & Policy.

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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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