Briefing Room


The Moritz College of Law Welcomes New Dean, Lincoln Davies

July 10, 2019 | College

Lincoln L. Davies is the 20th dean of the Michael E. Moritz College of Law. Davies comes to the college following 12 years of service at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he was the associate dean for academic affairs and the Hugh B. Brown Presidential Endowed Chair in Law. At Utah, he was recognized with awards for excellence in both teaching and research and held leadership positions with responsibility for both the curriculum and faculty research. Davies also has served as a visiting professor at leading international law schools, including Seoul National University and the University of Sydney.

Davies earned his BS in natural resources and environment from the University of Michigan, where he graduated with honors and distinction and was ranked first in his class, and his JD from Stanford University, where he was a member of law review, served as editor-in-chief of the environmental law journal, and earned the Olaus & Adolph Murie Award for the most thoughtful written work in environmental law.

Recognized internationally as an expert in energy law and policy, his research portfolio spans a broad array of energy topics, including renewables and alternative energy, utility regulation, carbon capture and sequestration, nuclear power, and regulatory and technology innovation.

His appointment was made public on April 24, 2019 and became effective July 1.