Troy Arthur Rule

Faculty Director, Program on Law and Sustainability
Professor of Law
Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science, and Innovation
Joseph Feller Memorial Chair in Law & Sustainability

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 and regulatory issues involving wind energy, solar energy, and domestic drones.  His articles on these topics have appeared in such journals as the UCLA Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Boston University Law Review, and North Carolina Law Review.  He has also published op-eds in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Arizona Republic, Seattle Times, and other major newspapers.   In his spare time, Professor Rule enjoys golfing, running, and hiking.

Selected Works

Solar, Wind, and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development (Routledge 2014).

Drone Zoning, 95 N.C. L. Rev. 133 (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