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Property Rights in Spectrum, Water, and Minerals

The definition of property rights in contexts outside of traditional metes and bounds of land raises a series of interesting issues. In a range of contexts, including access to water, wireless spectrum, and minerals, governments face a question of how to ensure that the resource is used effectively and that adjacent users do not interfere with the rights of one another. In each context, different strategies are used to accomplish these goals and rarely are those strategies compared and contrasted across the specific domains.

In this conference, building on last year's conference discussing the move towards more dynamic markets in different areas, we will bring together leading experts from the different fields to examine and compare two concepts that have enjoyed different success in these three domains?a "use it or lose it" regime and different judicial or administrative regimes to guard against and address concerns around interference. To reflect on the day's discussions, the nation's leading property scholar, Richard Epstein, will offer a keynote address.

Detail Agenda

1:00pm - 1:15pm
  • Phil Weiser
    University of Colorado Law School
    Executive Director
    Silicon Flatirons Center
Overview Panel
1:15pm - 2:00pm
  • Bruce Kramer
    Of Counsel
    McGinnis Lochridge
    Thomson Visiting Professor of Law
    University of Colorado
  • David Redl
    Chief Counsel, Communications and Technology
    U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • Charles Wilkinson
    Distinguished Professor, Moses Lasky Professor of Law
    University of Colorado
  • Phil Weiser
    University of Colorado Law School
    Executive Director
    Silicon Flatirons Center
Panel One: Minerals
2:05pm - 3:05pm
  • Stanley Dempsey
    Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Royal Gold
  • Patty Limerick
    Faculty Director & Chair of the Board
    Center of the American West
    University of Colorado
  • Jack Luellen
    Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Thomas Roesch
    Senior Director, Land
    Newmont Mining Corporation
  • William Boyd
    Associate Professor of Law
    University of Colorado
3:05pm - 3:15pm
Panel Two: Wireless Spectrum
3:15pm - 4:15pm
  • Rob Alderfer
    Principal Strategic Analyst
  • Robert Kelly
    Squire Sanders (US) LLP
  • Joan Marsh
    Vice President Federal Regulatory
  • Pantelis Michalopoulos
    Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Bryan Tramont
    Managing Partner
    Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
    Silicon Flatirons Senior Adjunct Fellow
4:15pm - 4:25pm
Panel Three: Water
4:25pm - 5:25pm
  • Charles Howe
    Professor of Economics
    University of Colorado
  • Ramsey L. Kropf
    Patrick, Miller, Kropf & Noto, PC
  • Karin Sheldon
    Four Echoes Strategies
  • Raymond Gifford
    Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
    Senior Adjunct Fellow
    Silicon Flatirons Center
    Former Chairman, Colorado Public Utilities Commission
5:30pm - 6:15pm
  • Richard Epstein
    Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law
    New York University School of Law
Sponsored by Burleson LLP
6:15pm - 7:15pm

Event Details

CLE Credits
General: 0
Ethics: 0