Gregory Hicks

  • Professor of Law

Contact

Phone: (206) 543-4034
Email: gahicks@u.washington.edu

Education

B.A. 1972, Yale University J.D. 1978, University of Texas

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Property Law — Water Law

Recent Courses

LAW A 500 Introduction to Perspectives on the Law
LAW A 503 Property I
LAW A 540 Land Use Planning Seminar

Selected Publications

  • Gregory A. Hicks & Devon G. Peña, Normas Conflictivas en la Lucha por Una Gobernanza Communitaria en las Acequias de la Cuenca del Alto Rio Grande, en Estados Unidos, in Justicia Hídrica: Acumulación, Conflicto y Acción Social 343-59 (Rutgerd Boelens, Leontien Cremers & Margreet Zwarteveen eds. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos 2011).
  • Jennifer K. Barcelos, Gregory A. Hicks & Jennifer Marlow, The Three Degrees Conference: One Year Later, 85 Wash. L. Rev. 193-96 (2010).
  • Gregory A. Hicks, Acequias of the South-Western US in Tension with State Water Laws, in Out of the Mainstream: Water Rights, Politics and Identity 223-34 (Rutgerd Boelens, David Getches & Armando Guevara Gil eds., Earthscan Publications 2010).

See the full list under the Publications tab below.

Professor Hicks joined the UW law school faculty in 1984.  He teaches courses in property, water law, and public land and natural resources law.  He came to the law school after four years with the Seattle firm of Perkins, Coie, Stone, Olsen & Williams, and two years as special assistant to the chairman of the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

Professor Hicks was the recipient of a Rhodes scholarship for study at Oxford University in 1972 and while a law student was an instructor in the legal writing program at the University of Texas Law School and a member of the Texas Law Review.  Professor Hicks is a member of the American Law Institute and has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Texas Law School (2001) and the University of Arizona College of Law (1998). 

Professor Hicks has served on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations, including The Nature Conservancy (Washington, 2000-07) and the Pacific Forest Trust (2001-04). He has also participated on governmental advisory and oversight panels, including the National Endowment for the Arts and the Water Law Advisory Panel of the Washington State Attorney General's Office.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Book Chapters

  • Gregory A. Hicks & Devon G. Peña, Normas Conflictivas en la Lucha por Una Gobernanza Communitaria en las Acequias de la Cuenca del Alto Rio Grande, en Estados Unidos, in Justicia Hídrica: Acumulación, Conflicto y Acción Social 343-59 (Rutgerd Boelens, Leontien Cremers & Margreet Zwarteveen eds. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos 2011).
  • Gregory A. Hicks, Acequias of the South-Western US in Tension with State Water Laws, in Out of the Mainstream: Water Rights, Politics and Identity 223-34 (Rutgerd Boelens, David Getches & Armando Guevara Gil eds., Earthscan Publications 2010).
  • Gregory A. Hicks & Devon G. Pena, Sin agua no hay vida: Colorado's Acequias -- A Water Democracy, in Citizen's Guide to Colorado's Water Heritage 15-20 (Colorado Foundation for Water Education 2004).
  • Speaker, "Rights, Governance and Culture in Sustainable Access to Water", Global Monday, University of Washington School of Law (April 23, 2012)

  • "Guest lecture", Renmin University of China Law School (October 26, 2006)

  • "Speaker and consulting expert", Workshop on Water Conservation Legislation, Peoples Republic of China State Council, Office of Legislative Affairs/Yale Law School China Law Center (October 24, 2006)

  • "Pluralism and Accommodation on an American Water Law Frontier--The Acequias of the United States Southwest", 52d International Congress of Americanists, (July 17, 2006)

  • Panelist, "The Legal Institute of the Great Lakes", National Water Crisis: Drawing the Line, The Legal Institute of the Great Lakes and the University of Toledo College of Law (November 12, 2004)

  • Panelist, "Western Solutions to Water Resource Problems", The National Water Crisis: Drawing The Line, The Legal Institute of the Great Lakes and the University of Toledo College of Law (November 12, 2004)

  • Speaker and panelist, Colorado Acequia Association by Law, (September 25, 2004)

  • Speaker and facilitator, "History of Colorado Acequias and Community-Based Water Allocation", By-Law Conference, Colorado Acequia Association (September 25, 2004)

  • Panelist and Discussant, Tenth Bennial Conference, International Association for the Study of Common Property (August 9, 2004)

  • Panelist and discussant, "Comparative Perspectives on Resistance, Adaptation and Alternative Rationalities in Hispanic and European Irrigation Systems", Tenth Biennial Conference, International Association for the Study of Common Property (August 9, 2004)

  • "Watershed Planning and Introduction to Washington Water Law for Water Resource Inventory Area 45 (Wenatchee River)", (March 27, 2003)

  • "Law and Customary Natural Resource Management", Joint Meeting, Conference of Asian Pacific Law Faculty and Western Law Teachers of Color (March 21, 2003)

  • "Watershed Planning and History of the Crab Creek Watershed", Watershed Planning Group for Water Resource Inventory Area 43 (March 18, 2003)

  • Panelist, "Environmental Security", Roundtable Series, University of Washington Program on the Environment (March 11, 2003)

  • Panelist, "Opportunities and Challenges for Community Acequia Water Planning after Lobato v. Taylor", Onate Cultural Center (February 2, 2003)