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Hot Topics: Surviving the Megadrought

13 Jun 2023

Hot Topics: Surviving the Megadrought

12:00pm - 1:00pm


Broadcast live online at

Hot Topics in Environmental Law Lecture Series

Featuring Warigia Bowman, Associate Professor of Law; Director of Sustainable Energy and Resources Law, University of Tulsa College of Law, and Distinguished Environmental Law Summer Scholar at VLGS.

Each lecture is worth one VBA CLE credit.
Lectures are virtual, free, and open to the public.

About the speaker: 

With extensive law and policy experience in local, state and federal government, as well as in the non-profit sector, Warigia M. Bowman teaches water law, natural resources law, and administrative law at the University of Tulsa College of Law. She was a Harry S. Truman Scholar at Columbia College, the Barbara Jordan Scholar at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and the Oppenheimer Scholar at the Hauser Scholar for Nonprofit Organizations at the Kennedy School, where she earned her doctorate.

An honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Bowman clerked for Justice Jack Hightower of the Texas Supreme Court, and served as an Honors Trial Attorney in the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the US Department of Justice under Attorney General Janet Reno.

Before coming to the University of Tulsa College of Law, Bowman has published widely on telecommunications and regulatory issues and has consulted for the Kenyan Government, USAID, the United Nations, and the US State Department. Before joining the University of Tulsa, she taught at the American University in Cairo, Egypt during the Revolution of 2011, as well as at the University of Mississippi and the University of Arkansas.

The University of Tulsa College of Law’s Warigia Bowman is a widely published expert on public policy, infrastructure, water and energy. Bowman, along with 34 interdisciplinary researchers , was recently awarded part of a multi-million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, administered by the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

Bowman's work is multidisciplinary and is informed by the fields of history, law, science and technology studies, as well as political science. She is interested in energy, water, infrastructure, regulation, elections, and telecommunications, both in the Southwestern United States and in Africa.

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