Rachael Paschal Osborn

  • Affiliate Instructor

Contact

Email: ro28@uw.edu

Recent Courses

LAW A 525 Water Law

Selected Publications

  • Rachael Paschal Osborn, From Loon Lake to Chuckanut Creek: The Rise & Fall of Environmental Values in Washington’s Water Code, Wash. J. Env’t L. & Pol'y (forthcoming Jan. 2021).
  • Rachael Paschal Osborn & Michael Mayer, When Water Isn’t Wet: The Evolution of Water Right Mitigation in Washington State, 10 Seattle J. Tech., Env’t, and Innov. L. 181 (2020).
  • Rachael Paschal Osborn, Public Interest & Water Law: An Examination of the Public Interest in Washington State Water Law, 167 The Water Rep. 8 (2018).

See the full list under the Publications tab below.

Rachael Paschal Osborn is a retired public interest water lawyer. Between 1992 and 2019, she practiced water, environmental and climate change law, representing citizens, NGOs and Native American tribes. She co-founded the Center for Environmental Law & Policy in 1993 with University of Washington School of Law Professor Ralph W. Johnson, and Washington Water Trust in 1998, with Katherine Ransel of American Rivers. She blogs at www.naiads.blog.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

  • Rachael Paschal Osborn, From Loon Lake to Chuckanut Creek: The Rise & Fall of Environmental Values in Washington’s Water Code, Wash. J. Env’t L. & Pol'y (forthcoming Jan. 2021).
  • Rachael Paschal Osborn & Michael Mayer, When Water Isn’t Wet: The Evolution of Water Right Mitigation in Washington State, 10 Seattle J. Tech., Env’t, and Innov. L. 181 (2020).
  • Rachael Paschal Osborn, Public Interest & Water Law: An Examination of the Public Interest in Washington State Water Law, 167 The Water Rep. 8 (2018).
  • Rachael Paschal Osborn, Native American Winters Doctrine and Stevens Treaty Water Rights: Recognition, Quantification & Management, 11 Am. Indian L. J. 76 (2013).
  • Rachael Paschal Osborn, Climate Change and the Columbia River Treaty, 2 Wash. J. Env’t L. & Pol'y 75 (2012).
  • Rachael Paschal Osborn, Hydraulic Continuity in Washington Water Law, 47 Idaho L. Rev. 23 (2010).
  • Rachael Paschal Osborn, Ralph W. Johnson, The Public Trust Doctrine and Coastal Zone Management in Washington State, with Prof. Ralph W. Johnson, Craighton Goeppele, and David Jansen, 67 Wash. L. Rev. 521 (1992).

Book Chapters

  • Rachael Paschal Osborn, Spokane River Instream Flows, in The Spokane River (Paul Lindholdt, ed., U. Wash. Press 2018)

Other Publications

  • Rachael Paschal Osborn & Julie Goetz Morser, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness … and the Right to a Stable Climate, The Whole Vashon Project (wholevashonproject.com) (2020).