Professor Burke Griggs from Washburn University receives Fulbright Award in Law and Sustainability

The Board of Directors of the Fulbright Commission has announced the 2023 Portuguese and American recipients of the Fulbright Portugal Awards, which includes Professor Burke Griggs, from Washburn University, who will join NOVA School of Law in September under the Fulbright Grant on Law and Sustainability.

The grant was awarded in the context of the protocol signed with the Fulbright Commission, which assumed special relevance for being the first time that the Commission launched a programme focused on this theme.

This partnership allows American Professors and Researchers to come to NOVA School of Law to carry out teaching and research activities, for a period of four months, within the topic of Law and Sustainability.

Applications for the second edition are now open. Click here for more information [link to the news]

Burke Griggs

Burke Griggs is a professor of law at Washburn University School of Law, where he teaches property, natural resources law, and legal history. His scholarship explores the historical, technical, and cultural aspects of natural resources law, especially water law. He has authored numerous scholarly articles and co-authors standard casebooks on water law and oil and gas law.

Previously, he represented the State of Kansas in federal and interstate water matters, most prominently Kansas v. Nebraska, an original action before the Supreme Court to enforce the Republican River Compact, and served as counsel of record for Kansas in the Kickapoo Tribe reserved water rights settlement.

Professor Griggs advises the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State on lithium-related matters in Latin America, and serves on the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environmental Justice Working Group for the Midwest. He is affiliated with the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West, both at Stanford University.

A Colorado native, Professor Griggs earned his B.A. from Stanford, his Ph.D. from Yale, and his J.D. from the University of Kansas.

Fulbright Portugal

The Fulbright Commission in Portugal has developed an important role in the promotion of bilateral engagement and mutual understanding between the USA and Portugal, through its mission in the areas of education and science, by offering opportunities for the exchange of scholars, researchers, and students from both countries.

The Fulbright Program is an academic exchange program of great international prestige, recognition achieved through the excellence of individual participants and institutional partners, and therefore attracting high-quality candidates.