Professor Tarlock, who joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in 1981, is an
internationally recognized expert in environmental law and the law of land and water use.
He has published a treatise, Law of Water Rights and Resources, and is a co-author of
four casebooks, Water Resource Management, Environmental Law, Land Use Controls, and
Environmental Protection: Law and Policy.
Professor Tarlock is a frequent consultant to local, state, federal and international
agencies, private groups and law firms, and is an elected member of the American Law
Institute. From 1989 to 1992 he was the chair of a National Academy of Sciences/National
Research Council committee to study water management in the western United States. In
1996-97 he was the principle report writer for the Western Water Policy Review Advisory
Professor Tarlock received his bachelor’s and law degrees from Stanford University, where
he was an officer of the Stanford Law Review. He is a member of the California Bar.
Professor Tarlock is currently one of three United States special legal advisors to the
NAFTA Commission on Environmental Cooperation. He teaches courses in land use, property,
energy and natural resource law, environmental policy, international environmental law.
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