Student Article to be Published in Univ. of Denver Water Law Review

December 3, 2015

Brett A. Miller, Texas A&M School of Law 3L3L Brett Miller accepted an offer to have his research article published in the University of Denver Water Law Review at the Sturm College of Law.

His article, titled “Embracing the Water-Energy Contradiction: The Pebble Mine Conflict and Regulatory Implications Associated with Renewable Energy’s Dependence on Non-renewable Copper,” details the contradiction that arises between those who seek to protect vulnerable ecosystems and those who desire to reduce carbon emissions.

Miller said that Associate Professor Gina Warren’s Energy Law class gave him the opportunity to start his research.

“However, the summer special topics course in Mexico, Contemporary Issues in Water Resources, gave me the chance to write and explore the real-life implications of this topic in more detail,” he said.

Warren said she feels honored to have Brett as a student, and that he is an exceptional law student and prolific writer.

“His work has earned him significant recognition in the field including a 2015-2016 Texas A&M Energy Institute ConocoPhillips Fellowship,” she said.

University of Denver Water Law Review was the only publication to which Miller submitted his article. He is excited for the opportunity to work with them and chose the publication because Professor Gabriel Eckstein has also published with them.

This isn’t the first time Miller’s work has been published. His first legal article, “Come and ‘Take’ It: Whooping Cranes, Texas Water Rights, Endangered Species Act Liability, and Reconciling Ecological Scientific Testimony Within the Context of Proximate Causation,” will be published in the Spring 2016 issue of the UCLA’s Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. Additionally, his separate graduate work was published in the peer-reviewed science journal Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.

He is very happy for the chain to continue.

“Any credit is probably more a testament to the value of the topic than anything,” he said.

He also believes that opportunities like this highlight T​exas A&M Law’s “incredible” resources for prospective students.

“The faculty at our law school is among the best in the country and dedicate themselves to providing exceptional opportunities for law students.”

- Article by Jennifer Nassar, Communications Specialist, Texas A&M University School of Law

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