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College of Law

Faculty and Staff

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, 9:00-10:15 a.m. and 2:45-4:00 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 American Indian law, public lands law, and water law, including comparative and international perspectives on these subjects. Professor Robison currently serves as lead editor of a multi-author volume focusing on the past, present, and future of Native Americans, public lands, and water in the Colorado River Basin upon the sesquicentennial of the 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. Ongoing projects by Professor Robison include a historical essay on Grand Canyon National Park upon its 2019 centennial, an article addressing Bears Ears National Monument and tribal engagement in public land management in the Colorado River Basin, and an article on Montana v. Wyoming and tribal representation on the Yellowstone River Compact Commission.

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

Professor Robison is honored 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 be part of the Working Group on Water and Tribes in the Colorado River Basin as well as the Steering Committee for the John Wesley Powell Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploring Expedition (SCREE). 


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

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

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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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