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August 8, 2013

Associate Dean Adell Amos named Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow

University of Oregon School of Law Dean Michael Moffitt has named Adell Amos a Dean's Distinguished Faculty Fellow. Amos is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Oregon Law.

Amos, a 1998 alumnus of Oregon Law, recently served in Washington, D.C. for two years as Deputy Solicitor for Land and Water Resources in the United States Department of the Interior. 

"Adell's service to our school is unparalleled," Dean Moffitt said in his announcement. "Her interdisciplinary scholarship is ground-breaking and attracts national attention for its practical applications. We are so fortunate to have Adell as a colleague."

An expert in water law, Amos joined the law school faculty after practicing environmental and natural resources law with the Solicitor's Office, Division of Parks and Wildlife at the Department of the Interior. She represented and advised the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service on state and federal water rights issues including work involving the Klamath, Snake, Columbia, Middle Rio Grande, and Gunnison River Basins. She provided legal advice on the interaction of water law with other environmental statutes including the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Federal Power Act, and National Environmental Policy Act.

Her scholarship addresses citizen participation in water rights adjudications, the relationship between federal and state governments on water resource management, and the role of administrative agencies in setting national and local water policy.

Most recently, Amos has been working on a National Science Foundation funded project, Willamette Water 2100, that is an interdisciplinary collaboration among the UO, Oregon State University, and Portland State University evaluating how climate change, population growth, and economic growth will change the availability and the use of water in the Willamette River Basin on a decadal to centennial timescale.

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