Jestrab Lecture: The Interaction of Public Lands, Water, and Sovereignty in the West: Reassessing the Conventional Wisdom

Wed Sep 26 2018, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

The 2018 Jestrab Distinguished Lecture on Water will be presented by John Leshy, distinguished emeritus law professor at the UC Hastings College of Law. This year's event, "The Interaction of Public Lands, Water, and Sovereignty in the West: Reassessing the Conventional Wisdom," will take place on Wednesday, September 26, at the Blewett School of Law.

Prior to joining the faculty at U.C. Hastings, Professor Leshy was Solicitor (General Counsel) of the U.S. Department of the Interior throughout the Clinton Administration. He has also worked on the staff of the House Committee on Natural Resources and was a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, among other positions. In 2013, he received the Defenders of Wildlife Legacy Award for lifetime contributions to wildlife conservation. Leshy, a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, has authored and co-authored books in mining law, water law, and federal land and resources law.

Hosted by the Natural Resources & Environmental Law Program at UM’s School of Law, this event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the event.

Location: Blewett School of Law, University of Montana 32 Campus Drive Missoula, MT