International Environmental Law
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George W. (Rock) Pring
Environmental and Natural Resources Law
B.A., 1963, Harvard College
J.D., 1968, University of Michigan
Rock Pring specializes in environmental and natural resources issues internationally and nationally. He teaches, publishes, and serves as a consultant to governments and public-interest organizations on sustainable development, human rights, mining and resource development, environmental impact assessment, compliance, and remediation, and nature preservation. His courses include International Environmental Law, International Water Law, Public Land and Resources Law, and Constitutional Law.
He and his wife Kitty Pring co-direct the University of Denver Environmental Courts and Tribunals Study (at www.law.du.edu/ect-study), and have authored the first comparative book on this exploding phenomenon, Greening Justice: Creating and Improving Environmental Courts and Tribunals. Professors Pring has co-authored (with Professor Ved Nanda) a leading treatise on International Environmental Law as well as numerous other publications in the field. He co-authored (with Professor Penelope Canan) the National Science Foundation-funded book, SLAPPs: Getting Sued for Speaking Out, which first named and drew international attention to the problem of “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation” in government or “SLAPPs” – lawsuits to chill citizens’ communications to government.
He is former US Representative to the Academic Advisory Group of the International Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment, and Resources Law, past-Chair of the State of Colorado Hazardous Waste Commission, retired Adjunct Professor in the graduate Environmental Science and Engineering Program at the Colorado School of Mines; and co-founder and Vice President for Conservation of the Clear Creek Land Conservancy.
- ABA Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law & Policy
- Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program
- Environmental & Natural Resources Law & Policy Graduate Programs
- Internships in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Land Use Law
- Environmental Law Clinic
- Water Law Review
- Green Building
- International Studies Program