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Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation funds grant for Law professor

July 19, 2011

The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is supporting Professor Michael Blumm’s research on the public trust doctrine with a $5,000 grant that will help fund research assistants.  His students have already compiled a 20-state analysis of the doctrine, and the grant will enable them to expand the number of jurisdictions analyzed.  Blumm has written three articles associated with the project:  “The Public Trust Doctrine: A Twenty-First Century Concept,” available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1468601; The Public Trust Doctrine and Private Property: The Accommodation Principle,” available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1543885; and “The Internationalization of the Public Trust Doctrine: Natural Law and Constitutional and Statutory Approaches to Fulfilling the Saxion Vision,” available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1816628.  Blumm plans a book on the doctrine that will be written with Professor Mary Wood of the University of Oregon.

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