William Rodgers

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Stimson Bullitt Endowed Professor of Environmental Law
Professor of Law

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Representative Publications

Books or Treatises

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Environmental Law (Thomson/West 2006 & Supps. 2014). 4 vols.

Climate Change: A Reader (William H. Rodgers Jr., Michael Robinson-Dorn, Jennifer K. Barcelos & Anna T. Moritz eds., Carolina Academic Press 2011). 1206 pages & CD-ROM.

Joseph C. Dupris, Kathleen S. Hill & William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Si'lailo Way: Indians, Salmon, and Law on the Columbia River (Carolina Academic Press 2006). 425 pages.

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Environmental Law in Indian Country (Thomson West 2005 & Cum. Supps. 2014). 2 vols.

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Environmental Law (2d ed. West 1994). (Hornbook Series) 1157 pages & 1999 supp.

Comm. on Scientific & Technical Criteria for Fed. Acquisition of Lands for Conservation, Setting Priorities for Land Conservation (William H. Rodgers, Jr., chair, National Academy Press 1993). 262 pages.

William H. Rodgers, Jr. Amerika kankyôhô no rironteki shosô [Some Theoretical Aspects of the American Environmental Law] (Seibundô 1989). 217 pages.

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Cases and Materials on Energy and Natural Resources Law (2d ed. West 1983). (American Casebook Series) 877 pages.

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Cases and Materials on Energy and Natural Resources Law (West 1979). (American Casebook Series) 995 pages.

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Handbook on Environmental Law (West 1977). (Hornbook Series) 956 pages.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Giving Voice to Rachel Carson: Putting Science into Environmental Law, 28 J. Land Use & Envtl. L.61-69 (2013).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Jason DeRosa & Sarah Reyneveld, Stranger Than Fiction: An "Inside" Look at Environmental Liability and Defense Strategy in the Deepwater Horizon Aftermath, 1 Wash. J. Envtl. L. & Pol'y 219-94 (2011).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Environmental Laws of the 1970s, They Looked Good on Paper, 12 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 1-42 (2011).

William H. Rodgers Jr. & Anna T. Moritz, Worst Case and the Worst Example: An Agenda for Any Young Lawyer Who Wants to Save the World from Climate Chaos, 17 Southeastern Envtl. L.J. 295-335 (2009).

William H. Rodgers, Punitive Decisionmaking, 7 U. St. Thomas L.J. 89-94 (2009).

Anna T. Mortiz, Kassie R. Siegel, Bendan R. Cummings & William H. Rodgers, Jr., Biodiversity, Baking and Boiling, Endangered Species Act Turning Down the Heat, 44 Tulsa L. Rev. 205-35 (2008).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., et al., The Exxon Valdez Reopener: Natural Resources Damage Settlements and Roads Not Taken, 22 Alaska L. Rev. 135-211 (2005).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Judicial Regrets and the Case of the Cushman Dam, 35 Envtl L. 397-414 (2005).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Treatment as Tribe, Treatment as State: The Penobscot Indians and the Clean Water Act, 55 Ala. L. Rev. 815-42 (2004).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Improving Laws, Declining World: The Tort of Contamination, 38 Val. U. L. Rev. 1249-61 (2004).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Atlantic Salmon, Pacific Bound: Initiative, Defiance, Courage, and Indian Tribes in Environmental Law, 8 Ocean & Coastal L.J. 1-20 (2002).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Growth and Form: Indian Tribes, Terrorism, and the Durability of Environmental Law, 26 Vt. L. Rev. 865-79 (2002).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Defeating Environmental Law: The Geology of Legal Advantage, 19 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 687-714 (2002).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Miccosukee Indians and Environmental Law: A Confederacy of Hope, 31 Envtl. L.Rep. 10918-27 (2001).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Executive Orders and Presidential Commands: Presidents Riding to the Rescue of the Environment, 21 J. Land Resources & Envtl. L.13-24 (2001).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Most Creative Moments in the History of Environmental Law: "The Whats," 2000 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1-33 (2000).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Myth of the Win-Win: Misdiagnosis in the Business of Reassembling Nature, 42 Ariz. L. Rev. 297-306 (2000).

William Rodgers, The Most Creative Moments in the History of Environmental Law: "The Who's," 39 Washburn L.J. 1-27 (1999).

William Rodgers, What a Salmon Czar Might Hope For, 74 Wash. L. Rev. 511-18 (1999).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Defeating Environmental Law: The Geology of Legal Advantage, 15 Pace Envtl L. Rev. 1-38 (1997).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Sense of Justice and the Justice of Sense: Native Hawaiian Sovereignty and the Second "Trial of the Century," 71 Wash. L. Rev. 379-401 (1996).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Deception, Self-Deception, and Mythology: The Law of Salmon in the Pacific Northwest, 26 Pac. L.J. 821-29 (1995).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Deception, Self-Deception, and Myth: Evaluating Long-Term Environmental Settlements, 29 U. Rich. L. Rev. 567-79 (1995).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Seven Statutory Wonders of U.S. Environmental Law: Origins and Morphology, 27 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 1009-21 (1994), reprinted in An Environmental Law Anthology 82-90 (Robert L. Fischman et al. eds., Anderson 1996).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Where Environmental Law and Biology Meet: Of Pandas' Thumbs, Statutory Sleepers, and Effective Law, 65 U. Colo. L. Rev. 25-75 (1993).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Porcupine's Dilemma: Strategic and Psychological Uncertainty in the Face of Global Warming, 9 Ariz. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 267-72 (1992).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., A Superfund Trivia Test: A Comment on the Complexity of Environmental Laws, 22 Envtl. L. 417-34 (1992).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., NEPA at Twenty: Mimicry and Recruitment in Environmental Law, 20 Envtl. L. 485-504 (1990).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Lesson of the Owl and the Crows: The Role of Deception in the Evolution of the Environmental Statutes, 4 J. Land Use & Envtl. L. 377-88 (1989).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Lesson of the Red Squirrel: Consensus and Betrayal in the Environmental Statutes, 5 J. Contemp. Health L. & Pol'y 161-72 (1988).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Guerilla Decisionmaking: Judicial Review of Risk Assessments, 15 J. Hazardous Materials 205-17 (1987).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Washington Environmental Policy Act, 60 Wash. L. Rev. 33-68 (1985).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Bringing People Back: Toward a Comprehensive Theory of Taking in Natural Resources Law, 10 Ecology L.Q. 205-52 (1982), reprinted in 14 Land Use & Envtl. L. Rev. 385-432 (1983).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Natural Law of Administrative Law, 48 Mo. L. Rev. 101-11 (1983).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Building Theories of Judicial Review in Natural Resources Law, 53 U. Colo. L. Rev. 213-28 (1982).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Judicial Review of Risk Assessments: The Role of Decision Theory in Unscrambling the Benzene Decision, 11 Envtl. L. 301-20 (1981), reprinted in 13 Land Use & Envtl. L. Rev. 629-48 (1982).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Benefits, Costs, and Risks: Oversight of Health and Environmental Decisionmaking, 4 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 191-226 (1980).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., A Hard Look at Vermont Yankee: Environmental Law under Close Scrutiny, 67 Geo. L.J. 699-727 (1979).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Comment on the Coal Lease Forfeiture Decision: The Hypothetical Case of United States v. Peabody Coal Co., 15 Nat. Resources J. 257-63 (1975).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The National Industrial Pollution Control Council: Advise or Collude?, 13 B.C. Indus. & Com. L. Rev. 719-47 (1972).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Siting Power Plants in Washington State, 47 Wash. L. Rev. 9-33 (1972).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Industrial Water Pollution and the Refuse Act: A Second Chance for Water Quality, 119 U. Pa. L. Rev. 761-822 (1971), reprinted in Mercury Pollution and Enforcement of the Refuse Act of 1899, Part 1: Hearing Before the H. Subcomm. on Conservation and Natural Resources of the H. Comm. on Government Operations, 92nd Cong. 567-629 (1971).

William Rodgers, When Seattle Citizens Complain, 2 Urb. Law. 386-97 (1970).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., A Model Bill on the Reporting of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures, 23 Vand. L. Rev. 293-318 (1970).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Persistent Problem of the Persistent Pesticides: A Lesson in Environmental Law, 70 Colum. L. Rev. 567-611 (1970).

Book Chapters

William H. Rodgers Jr., Oil Pollution (Rodgers' Environmental Law (Excerpt)), in 2010 Gulf Coast Oil Disaster: Litigation and Liability 181-205 (West 2011).

William H. Rodgers Jr., Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (Rodgers' Environmental Law (Excerpt)), in 2010 Gulf Coast Oil Disaster: Litigation and Liability 207-35 (West 2011).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Dam Building and Removal on the Elwha: A Prototype of Adaptive Mismanagement and a Tribal Opportunity, in The Evolution of Natural Resources Law and Policy 282-301 (Lawrence J. MacDonnell & Sarah F. Bates eds., American Bar Association 2009).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The War of "Clever Hans" on the Common Law of Environmental Law, in Creative Common Law Strategies for Protecting the Environment: A Practical Guide to Heroic Litigation 77-103 (Clifford Rechtschaffen & Denise Antolini eds., Environmental Law Institute 2007).

William H. Rodgers Jr., Indian Tribes, in 1The Endangered Species Act at Thirty: Renewing the Conservation Promise 161-75 (Dale D. Goble, J. Michael Scott & Frank W. Davis eds., Island Press 2006).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Law and Biology, in 2 New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law 451-55 (Peter Newman ed., Macmillan Reference 1998).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Lesson of the Owl and the Crows, in The Neurotransmitter Revolution: Serotonin, Social Behavior, and the Law 205-14 (Roger D. Masters & Michael T. McGuire eds., Southern Illinois University Press 1994).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Intuition, Altruism, and Spite: Justice as Justification, in The Sense of Justice: Biological Foundations of Law 163-86 (Roger D. Masters & Margaret Gruter eds., Sage Publications 1992).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Fox and the Chickens: Mr. Justice Douglas and Environmental Law, in "He Shall Not Pass This Way Again": The Legacy of Justice William O. Douglas 215-25 (Stephen L. Wasby ed., University of Pittsburgh Press 1991).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., DDT: After the Sound and Fury, in Norman J. Landau & Paul D. Rheingold, The Environmental Law Handbook 329-31 (Friends of the Earth/Ballantine Books 1971).

Professional Publications

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Betty B. Fletcher: NEPA's Angel and Chief Editor of the Hard Look, 40 Envtl. L. Rep. 10268-81 (2010).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., NEPA's Insatiable Optimism, 39 Envtl. L. Rep. 10618-23 (2009).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Tribal Government Roles in Environmental Federalism, Nat. Resources & Env't, Winter 2007, at 3-8.

William H. Rodgers Jr., The Tenth U.S. Supreme Court Justice (Crazy Horse, J.) and Dissents Not Written--The Environmental Term of 2003-2004, 34 Envtl. L. Rep. 11033-40 (2004).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., A Constitutional Law of the Environment, in Blessings of Liberty: The Constitution and the Practice of Law 63-77 (American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education 1988).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Choosing A Theory of Liability for Transboundary Pollution, in Envtl. Law Section, Canadian Bar Ass'n, Common Boundary/Common Problems: The Environmental Consequences of Energy Production 103-06 (1982).

William Rodgers, Weinberger v. Romero-Barcelo, Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas., no. 19, 1981, at 2-3.

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Nerve Gas to the Northwest and Beyond, 1 Envtl. Letters 111-40 (1971).

Briefs

William Rodgers, Siting Power Plants in Washington State, in National Academy of Engineering, Committee on Power Plant Siting Conference Proceedings (March 1972).

William Rodgers, Technology Suppression: The Most Dangerous Pollution, in Hearings of the Senate Commerce Committee, Energy Research and Development (1972).

William Rodgers, Answer and Complaint in Intervention from An Air Pollution Lawsuit (1971).

Book Reviews

William H. Rodgers, Jr., Book Review, 108 Or. Hist. Q. 134 (2007) (reviewing Karl Boyd Brooks, Public Power, Private Dams: The Hell's Canyon High Dam Controversy (2006)).

William Rodgers, Intuition, Altruism and Spite: Justice as Justification, 34 Am. Behav. Scientist 386 (1991).

Newspapers

William H. Rodgers, Jr. & Rachael Paschal Osborn, Editorial, Strengthen Right to Healthy Environment, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 28, 2005, at B7.

William Rodgers, WPPSS Ruling Put Risk Where It Belongs, in the Los Angeles Times (July 1983) [also reprinted in other newspapers].

William Rodgers, The Back-Room Arm Twisters, The Nation, on advisory committees (June 8, 1974).

Bill Rodgers, How to Make Washington Better Contest, Winning Entry, Washingtonian, co-author with Janet M. Rodgers (Oct. 1973).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., American Electric Power: The Visionary Octopus, The Nation, Jan. 8, 1973, at 51-52.

William Rodgers, Boise Cascade: The One That Got Away, Washington Monthly, on recreational land development (Nov. 1972).

William Rodgers, America the Beautiful, The New Republic (Jan. 1, 1972) (a short piece on billboards).

William Rodgers, Ecology Denied: The Unmaking of a Majority, in the Washington Monthly (Feb. 1971), also reprinted in C. Peters & J. Rothchild, eds., Inside the System 247-56 (2d ed., Praeger, 1973).

William H. Rodgers, Jr., How to Pollute: Tacoma's Tall Stack, The Nation, May 11, 1970, at 553-57.

William Rodgers, The Washington DDT Hearings, Pacific Search (a natural science publication for the Pacific Northwest) (March 1970).

Others

William Rodgers, Scales of Justice: Salmon, Indians, Property, and Evolutionary History on the Columbia River (2002) (unpublished manuscript).

Last updated 5/5/2014