Mary Wood, the Phillip H. Knight Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Environmental and Natural Resouces Law Center at the University of Oregon School of Law, will be presenting on her new book “Nature’s Trust” on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga University School of Law, 721 N. Cincinnati St. The presentation is free and open to the public.
“Nature’s Trust” is a book that explores the fiduciary obligation on the part of the government to safeguard ecology. Wood will discuss the difficulties with environmental law as it currently stands, and the possible transformational changes that are held within on public trust doctrine.
Mary Wood is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Oregon School of Law. She has taught law for more than twenty years, specializing in property law, environmental law, and federal Indian law. She founded the school’s top-ranked Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program and initiated several of the program’s interdisciplinary research projects, including the Native Environmental Sovereignty Project and the Food Resiliency Project. She is the coauthor of a textbook on natural resources law and another on public trust law.