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About Jamison E. Colburn

I am presently at work on a book identifying the barriers and challenges facing conservation today. My claim is that conservation is in desperate need of a new strategy for allocating effort and setting priorities. A strategy of the sort would allow us to waste as little natural and human capital as possible by improving our present markets and social institutions so as to allocate natural resources more rationally while resolving conflicts more effectively. Such a strategy is best summed up in two words: pragmatic and noncentralized.


Present Professor of Law, The Pennsylvania State University



Research Interests

natural resources law, environmental law, and administrative law

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Administrative Law (2)

Environmental Law (5)

Jurisprudence (1)

Natural Resources Law (6)

Property Law Federalism (1)