August 24, 2009
Professor Adell Amos Appointed Deputy Solicitor for Land and Water Resources
Oregon Law’s Adell Amos, assistant professor and director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, has been appointed to serve in the administration of President Barack Obama as deputy solicitor for Land and Water Resources.
Professor Amos’ new position is housed in the Department of the Interior. She is slated to begin September 8.
Professor Mary Wood noted that this is one of the highest government positions in the environmental field and that Professor Amos has a wonderful opportunity to really make a mark.
“She will carry a lot on her shoulders, given the state of the climate, water shortages, the fact that up to 30 percent of Earth’s species may be threatened with extinction as a result of global warming, and a host of other ecological crises,” she noted. “Given the timing, it is no exaggeration to say that this is an opportunity of historic magnitude.”
Professor Amos remarked that while she is sad to be leaving the Oregon Law community, she is looking forward to the challenges of this new position and serving the country.
“I am thrilled, honored, and grateful to have this opportunity. I am excited to see what good work can be done,” she said. “The whole thing is bittersweet. It is hard to face being away from Oregon, the law school community, writing, teaching, and the ENR program.”