PeopleJohn W. Andrews
John W. Andrews

John W. Andrews

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PeopleJohn W. Andrews

  • University of Utah College of Law (J.D., 1986)
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Energy Law & Policy (1983-1985)
  • Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (Exchange Student in Law, 1985)
    • Thesis Topic: "Commonwealth Natural Resources & Environmental Legislation and the Australian Constitution"
  • Colby College (B.A., Economics and History, 1981)

  • U.S. Department of the Interior, Royalty Policy Committee (2017-2019)
  • Western States Land Commissioners Association, Legal Committee Chair (2012-2016)
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Trustee-at-Large (2007-2009, 2017-2019)
  • Utah State Bar
    • Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law (ENREL)
      • Section Lawyer of the Year (1998)
      • Section Chair (2002-2003)
      • Officer/Committee Chair (1997-2003)

  • “State Trust Lands: Emerging Goals and Constraints,” Author, Proceedings of the 65th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute (2019)
  • "Voter Initiatives to Limit Mineral Development in Western States Fail," Author, S&W Environmental, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas Law Blog (November 9, 2018)
  • "New BLM planning process for managing sage grouse may offer relief to Utah energy producers,” Author, The Enterprise (June 4, 2018)
  • "Spending Bill Includes Unique Path To Conservation Goals," Author, Law360 (April 18, 2018)
  • "Federal Land Exchanges and Land Sale Legislation – New Developments,” American Association of Professional Landmen, Mining and Land Resources Institute (2018)
  • "Reauthorization of Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Offers Opportunities for Federal Land Users, Conservation," Author, S&W Environmental, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas Law Blog (April 11, 2018)
  • "Swapping with the Feds: An Updated Look at Federal Land Exchanges," Author, Proceedings of the 51st Annual Rocky Mtn. Mineral Law Institute (2005)
  • "Special Institute on Severed Minerals, Split Estates, Rights of Access and Surface Use in Mineral Extraction Operations," Presenter, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (2005)
  • "Wilderness and Roadless Issues," Presenter, ABA Section on Energy, Environmental and Resources (SEER) Annual Fall Meeting (2004)
  • "Urban Sprawl, Resource Conflicts and Economic Development: A Case Study in Reconciling Conflict," Panelist, ABA SEER Conference on Resources Law – 21st Century Challenges of Access to Public Lands & Resources (2001)
  • "State Trust Lands – Reconciling the Public Interest in Environmental Protection with Trust Management Principles," Presenter, Proceedings of the 44th Annual Rocky Mtn. Mineral Law Institute (1998)

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Natural Resources Law (2020)
  • Utah Legal Elite, Government Lawyers, Utah Business Magazine (2018)
  • Utah Legal Elite, Energy and Natural Resources, Utah Business Magazine (2017)
  • Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award, Utah Congress of Parents and Teachers (Utah PTA) (1998)

  • Utah Museum of Natural History
    • Board of Advisors (2019 – present)
    • Associates Board (2001-2007)
    • Executive Committee Officer (2004-2006)
  • Vision Dixie
    • Executive Committee/Steering Committee (2006-2008)

  • State of Utah, School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, Salt Lake City, Utah
    •  Chief Legal Counsel (1995-2018)
    •  Associate Director (2004-2018)
  • Utah Attorney General's Office, Assistant Attorney General (1994-1995)
  • Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy (1986-1993)
  • Utah Supreme Court, Intern to Justice Christine Durham (1984)

  • Utah

  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit