MacDonnell, Lawrence J.

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Author Description

Lawrence J. MacDonnell, Senior Fellow at the Getches-Wilkinson Center, is an attorney and consultant in Boulder who retired in 2013 as a professor of law at the University of Wyoming College of Law where he taught water law, public land law, and natural resources law. He is an emeritus member of the Colorado River Research Group, He was the first director of the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado School of Law, a position he held between 1983 and 1994. Between 1995 and 2009 he worked as an attorney and consultant in Boulder, Colorado. His work focused primarily on water resources and on ways to make natural resource development more environmentally compatible. He has focused primarily on issues related to the Colorado River in recent years. His publications include numerous books, law review articles, other journal articles, and research reports. He has given over 250 invited presentations.

Authored Reports

The Colorado River - Has It Run Out of Water?,New Western Water Agenda: Opportunities for Action in an Era of Growth and Climate Change,The "Fill Mead First" Proposal: Potential Legal Issues Under the Law of the River,Lake Powell Water: Shepherding Approp