Associate Professor of Law
J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
B.A., Amherst College
Office Phone: (207) 780-4214
Dave Owen specializes in environmental law. His research interests range from ecosystem restoration to climate change, and he is particularly interested in legal responses to environmental uncertainty and change. He teaches courses in environmental law, natural resources law, water law, and administrative law. Dave is also a faculty member of Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative and is a lead researcher on an interdisciplinary project considering the water quality impacts of urbanization.
Dave teaches courses in environmental law, administrative law, natural resources law, water law, and coastal zone law. He also is the faculty advisor to the Maine Law Review and serves on the Board of Directors of the Maine Bar Foundation.
Prior to joining the Maine Law faculty in 2007, Dave practiced with a small San Francisco firm specializing in environmental, land use, and water law, and he clerked for Judge Samuel Conti of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Before attending law school, Dave worked as a geologist and environmental auditor with an environmental consulting firm.
Law Review Articles
Articles in peer-reviewed, non-legal journals
Collaboration, Clean Water Act Residual Designation Authority, and Collective Permitting: A Case Study of Long Creek, 1 Watershed Sci. Bulletin 25 (2010)
Legal Constraints, Environmental Variability, and the Limits of Innovative Environmental Governance, Environmental Science and Policy (2009).