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Troy Rule

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Professor of Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Senior Sustainability Scholar
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography

Professor Rule is the Joseph Feller Memorial Chair in Law and Sustainability and serves as Faculty Director of the Law and Sustainability Program at ASU Law, where teaches property, secured transactions, energy law and policy, and the Sustainability Law Research Seminar. 

Prior to entering academia, Professor Rule was an attorney at K&L Gates LLP in Seattle, where his practice focused primarily on commercial real estate transactions and wind energy development. His research focuses mainly on emerging property law issues involving wind energy, solar energy, domestic drones and other technologies. Professor Rule is the author of "Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development" (Routledge-Earthscan, 2014) and "Renewable Energy:  Law, Policy and Practice" (West Academic Publishing, 2018). In recent years, he has worked on renewable energy policy research projects funded under the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Defense.  He has also been invited to teach renewable energy law as a visiting professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Professor Rule's academic research has been published in such journals as the UCLA Law Review, Washington University Law Review and Boston University Law Review.  His op-eds on legal and policy issues have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and other newspapers across the country.  

He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 2005, where he served on the Chicago Journal of International Law and was a John M. Olin Student Fellow in Law and Economics.

 

Education
  • J.D. (with honors), University of Chicago Law School 2005
  • B.S. Economics, Brigham Young University 2001
     
Research Interests

Property, renewable energy, land use, wind energy, solar energy, drones

Publications

Books:

Renewable Energy:  Law, Policy and Practice (West Academic Publishing—American Casebook Series, 2018)

Solar, Wind, and Land:  Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development (Routledge-Earthscan, 2014)

Major Academic Articles:

Drone Zoning, 95 N.C. L. Rev. 133 (2016)

Airspace in an Age of Drones, 95 B.U. L. Rev. 155 (2015).

Property Rights and Modern Energy, 20 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 803 (2013) (AALS panel issue)

Airspace and the Takings Clause, 90 Wash. U. L. Rev. 421 (2012).

Airspace in a Green Economy, 59 UCLA L. Rev. 270 (2011).

Renewable Energy and the Neighbors, 2010 Utah L. Rev. 1223 (2010)

Shadows on the Cathedral:  Solar Access Laws in a Different Light, 2010 U. Ill. L. Rev. 851 (2010)

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
SDO 592Research
SDO 598Special Topics
LAW 619Energy Law & Policy
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 523Property
SDO 584Internship
SDO 592Research
LAW 622Secured Transactions
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 523Property
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 523Property
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 523Property
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 622Secured Transactions
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 523Property
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 622Secured Transactions
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 523Property
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 523Property
LAW 622Secured Transactions
LAW 791Seminar