Adjunct Faculty
Roger Flynn

Adjunct Faculty

Western Mining Action Project
P.O. Box 349
440 Main St., #2
Lyons, CO  80540
Phone: (303) 823-5738
E-mail: roger.flynn@Colorado.EDU

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
J.D.   University of Colorado School of Law   1991  
B.S.   Lehigh University   1984  
Roger Flynn is the founding Director of the non-profit law center, Western Mining Action Project, representing public interests on mining issues in the West since 1993. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado School of Law, teaching courses in Natural Resources Law and Mining and Mineral Development Law since 2002. He was formerly staff attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund and the Land and Water Fund of the Rockies, specializing in mining, public lands, and western water law. Roger was a lead negotiator for the Colorado environmental community behind passage of the Colorado Mining Reform Act of 1993. His most recent Law journal article, New Life for Impaired Waters: Realizing the Goal to "Restore" the Nation's Waters Under the Clean Water Act, was published by the Wyoming Law Review in 2010. Roger's other publications include: Daybreak on the Land: The Coming of Age of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, Vermont Law Journal, 2005; The Right to Say No: Federal Authority Over Hardrock Mining on Public Lands, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, 2001 (with Parsons); and the The 1872 Mining Law As An Impediment To Mineral Development On The Public Lands: A 19th Century Law Meets The Realities Of Modern Mining, Land and Water Law Review, 1999. He is also the author of the Citizens Handbook on Mining in Colorado, and editor of Water of Enchantment: A Citizen's Guide to New Mexico Water Law, published in 1994. From 1993 to 1998, he served as the environmental community's representative on the Governor's Summitville Advisory Committee, established to advise the State on cleanup efforts at the Summitville cyanide heap-leach mining site in the San Juan Mountains. Roger received his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School in 1991, where he was a founding member and staff editor for the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy. He earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University in 1984.


Fall 2015 Foundations of Natural Resources Law and Policy LAWS 6112-002
Spring 2015 Foundations of Natural Resources Law and Policy LAWS 6112-001
Fall 2014 Mining and Energy Law LAWS 7122-001
Spring 2014 Mining and Energy Law LAWS 7122-001
Fall 2013 Foundations of Natural Resources Law and Policy LAWS 6112-002
Fall 2012 Mining and Energy Law LAWS 7122-001