Adell Amos, School of Law Environmental & Natural Resources Program

Adell Amos, Clayton R. Hess Professor of Law

Practice Areas: Drought, Environment, Natural Resources, Wilderness, Conservation, EPA, Policy, Law

Adell Amos is an academic expert in water law and policy, natural resource law and resource management. She is especially well-versed in policy and law related to public lands, conservation, wilderness, and hydrology. At the University of Oregon, she serves as the associate dean for academic affairs at the UO School of Law, and teaches in the nationally ranked Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program. Selected by the Obama Administration in 2008 to serve a two-year appointment with the US Department of the Interior, Adell developed strategies and oversaw policy issues around the nation’s public lands.

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Recent Media: 
Race to the bottom: How Central Oregon groundwater sells to the highest bidders (Oregon Public Broadcasting, July 19, 2022)
Montana Water Court decides tribal water rights in first-of-its-kind decision (Montana Free Press, July 27, 2021)
Will history repeat in a dry Klamath Basin this summer? (High Country News, June 14, 2021)
New study: Drought response must begin early, upstream (The Register-Guard, July 15, 2019) 
Study offers new approach for Willamette River drought fixes (Around the O, July 11, 2019)
The future of water in Oregon (1859 Oregon's Magazine, Summer 2016)
Why the BLM’s decision on the Cadiz project was the right one: Guest commentary (Los Angeles Daily News, Oct. 31, 2015)
EPA’s Clean Water Rule: What’s at stake and what comes next, (The Conversation, June 3, 2015)