|Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Rhett Larson's research and teaching interests are in property law, administrative law and environmental and natural resource law, in particular, domestic and international water law and policy. Larson graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Mohlman and S.K. Yee Scholar, and received his Master of Science in Water Science, Policy, and Management from Oxford University, where he was a Weidenfeld Scholar.
Larson’s most recent publication in the Utah Law Review focuses on the role of the law in influencing how countries share international rivers in the face of technological innovation. Larson’s current research focuses on the intersection of human rights and water policy.
Larson comes to the College of Law from Oxford University, where his research focused on indigenous community water rights under international law and on corporate governance and regulatory reform to facilitate remediation of water pollution. Prior to that, Larson practiced environmental and natural resource law for several years, with a focus on water rights, water quality, energy law, and climate change.
Innovation and International Commons: The Case of Desalination Under International Law, Utah L. Rev. (forthcoming 2012)
Holy Water and Human Rights: Indigenous Peoples' Religious Rights Claims to Water Resources, 2 Ariz. J. Envtl. L. & Pol’y 81 (2011).
B.A., Brigham Young University
J.D., University of Chicago Law School
M.Sc., University of Oxford