James Huffman

James Huffman

James L. Huffman is dean emeritus of the Lewis & Clark Law School and a PERC board member. His recent article “People-Made Law: Spontaneous Order,
Change, and the Common Law” appears in the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy.

James Huffman has served as the Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law at Lewis and Clark Law School in Oregon, and served as dean of the law school from 1993 to 2006. He is a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He serves on the boards of the National Crime Victims Law Institute, the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment, the Classroom Law Project, and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He is a member and former chair of the Executive Committee of the Environment and Property Rights Practice Group of the Federalist Society. His research interests include natural resource, property, environmental, and constitutional law.

Articles by James Huffman

Public Access Muddies Waters

Public access to rivers, lakes, and streams seems like a good idea in the abstract. Why not allow access to anyone who wants to enjoy the recreational opportunities associated with water?