Bears Ears

A Legal Analysis of the Public Lands Rule

April 19, 2024

On April 18, 2024, the Bureau of Land Management issued a final rule that will guide future management of 245 million acres of public land, nearly 1/0 th of the country’s land base. In the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, Congress charged BLM with managing public lands...

Carlos Hernandez

ELS and GWC Welcomed The Nature Conservancy's Colorado State Director Carlos Fernandez to Colorado Law

April 8, 2024

The Getches-Wilkinson Center and Environmental Law Society were excited to welcome The Nature Conservancy's Colorado State Director Carlos Fernandez to the law school on April 8th. Carlos is one of Colorado's foremost conservation leaders. The event featured a wide-ranging conversation on many of the environmental and natural resources issues facing...

Sally Jewell

Sally Jewell, Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, visited with Colorado Law Students

April 2, 2024

Growing the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders: A Student Conversation with Secretary Jewell The Getches-Wilkinson Center and Wyss Scholars Program invited CU Law students to join Sally Jewell, former Secretary of the Interior during the Obama administration, for an interactive conversation on the future of conservation. In addition to her...

Adam Fisher

Wyss Scholar Adam Fisher publishes article in Environmental Law Reporter

Feb. 9, 2024

Adam Fisher is Colorado Law's current Wyss Foundation Wyss Scholar. His recent article "Pay to Play? The Past, Present, and Future of Recreation Fees on Federal Public Lands" is live in this month's issue of the Environmental Law Reporter. The article explores the thorny issue of public land recreation fees,...

Bears Ears National Monument

GWC and the Getches-Green Clinic Defend the Antiquities Act

Jan. 24, 2024

The Getches-Wilkinson Center and the Getches-Green Clinic recently teamed up with 29 law professors from around the country to submit an important amicus curiae brief in a case that could undermine the integrity of the Antiquities Act. In 2021, President Biden issued two proclamations restoring Bears Ears and Grand-Staircase Escalante...

Scholarship and Fellowship Outreach

GWC Scholarship and Fellowship Programs Lunch and Learn

Oct. 27, 2023

Over 40 CU Law students joined The Getches-Wilkinson Center on Thursday, October 26th for a delicious lunch and to hear from current GWC Scholar and Fellows. Information on the various scholarships and fellowships and instructions on how to apply for a Summer 2024 or Academic Year 24/25 Scholarship or Fellowship...

Michelle White's Favorite Public Lands

Q & A with Michelle White, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

Oct. 1, 2023

Michelle White is a staff attorney at the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance where her work focuses on issues in public lands including RS 2477 disputes and litigation arising under the Antiquities Act. She graduated from University of Colorado School of Law, where she interned with the Natural Resources Defense Council...

Public Lands Panel

Wyss Scholars Panel: Public Interest Careers in Public Lands

Sept. 9, 2023

CU Law is one of six leading institutions to host the Wyss Foundation Scholars Program which supports the graduate-level education of emerging leaders in U.S. land conservation by providing scholarships, mentorship, and community. Early this semester, the GWC partnered with the Wyss Scholars Program to present a panel discussion on...

Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher (Law '24) Named 2023-2024 Colorado Law Wyss Scholar

April 15, 2023

University of Colorado Law School student Adam Fisher (’24) has been named the 2023-2024 Colorado Law Wyss Scholar in U.S. Lands Conservation. Fisher, a J.D. candidate, is Colorado Law’s sixth Wyss Scholar. The Wyss Scholars Program , awarded to one Colorado Law student each year, supports graduate-level education for promising...

Our Common Ground

Charles Wilkinson Book Review – Our Common Ground: A History of America’s Public Land by John D. Leshy

May 12, 2022

The book review is published by the Environmental Law Amicus, a project of Lewis and Clark Law School. Publication forthcoming in the Lewis and Clark Law Journal, En vironmental Law. “For more than a century, the arc of public land history has bent decisively toward the national government conserving more...