Troy Arthur Rule

Faculty Director, Program on Law and Sustainability
Associate Professor of Law
Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science, and Innovation

Professor Rule teaches Property, Secured Transactions and Energy Law & Policy. He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 2005, where he served on the Chicago Journal of International Law and was a John M. Olin Student Fellow in Law & Economics.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Rule was an attorney at K&L Gates LLP in Seattle, where his practice focused primarily on commercial real estate transactions and wind energy development. His research focuses mainly on emerging property law issues involving wind energy, solar energy, domestic drones, and other technologies. Professor Rule is the author of Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development (Routledge-Earthscan, 2014).

Professor Rule was awarded the University of Missouri Graduate Professional Council’s Gold Chalk Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011.

Selected Works

Drone Zoning, 95 N.C. L. Rev. __. (forthcoming 2016)

Airspace in an Age of Drones, 95 B.U. L. Rev. 155 (2015).

Airspace and the Takings Clause , 90 Wash. U. L. Rev. 421 (2012).

Airspace in a Green Economy, 59 UCLA L. Rev. 270 (2011).

Shadows on the Cathedral: Solar Access Laws in a Different Light, 2010 U. Ill. L. Rev. 851 (2010).


Assistant: Karen Furgeson

Curriculum Vitae

B.S., Economics, Brigham Young University

J.D., University of Chicago Law School