Gregor MacGregor
Director, Acequia Assistance Project • Instructor, Law of the River Natural Resources Seminar
Getches-Wilkinson Center

Gregor MacGregor ('19) joined the GWC in 2021 as the Acequia Assistance Project (AAP) Director and instructor for the Law of the River Natural Resources Seminar in spring 2022. Gregor joined us from Justice Melissa Hart’s chambers of the Colorado Supreme Court and has deep ties to both AAP and Colorado Law. As a student, Gregor participated in both the Acequia Project and several natural resources seminars.

During his time as a clerk at the Colorado Supreme Court, Gregor was relied on for his extensive water law knowledge and understanding of Colorado’s natural resource history. Gregor served in the U.S. Army for eight years and was Fort Carson’s primary water attorney before transitioning to private practice. He has several upcoming publications on military water rights management, is developing resources for pro se parties in water court in conjunction with the Water Court Committee of the Colorado Supreme Court, while also running a thriving home bakery.

As a 1L at Colorado Law, Gregor volunteered to lead a complex water rights research case with the Acequia Project. By graduation, he had completed more than 500 hours of volunteer work and created the deputy director position to identify and develop students who would help manage the project. In that capacity, he wrote a comprehensive handbook for the project’s student attorneys and revised the Colorado Acequia Handbook. Following graduation, Gregor continued his work as a supervising attorney for several groups of students. 

Gregor also spent his time at Colorado Law planning, fundraising, and participating in both the Colorado Plateau and Law of the River seminars. From his work in these courses he published a paper titled "When Navajo Generating Station Closes, Where Does the Water Go?" and "Navajo Generating Station: An Opportunity for Renewable Energy Project Finance," which was featured by the American Bar Association’s Native American Resources Committee. He also claims to be the only man to raft the Grand Canyon in full cap, gown, and hood, but that hasn’t been verified.

When he is not reading yet another book about water law, Gregor enjoys spending time with his wife Kelly and two daughters, Maddy (8) and Gwen (5). He can also be found skiing, rock climbing, learning the ukulele, and buying too many books.