North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Professor Grijalva wins Best Paper at ABA environmental conference

The 48th Spring Conference of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources was held in Denver, Colorado on March 27-29.

James Grijalva, Friedman Professor and Director of the Tribal Environmental Law Project, participated in a panel discussion of the impacts of the Trump EPA’s “return to its core mission.” His paper, Tribal Environmental Self-Determination: Beneficiary or Casualty of Trump’s Return to Local Environmental Management?, was awarded Best Paper of the Conference.

Professor Grijalva received his J.D. cum laude from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, with a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.  He writes and lectures on a broad variety of environmental issues affecting Indian county, including air and water pollution, hazardous substance contamination and remediation, tribal regulatory capacity building, and natural resource damage claims.