Luis Inaraja Vera, J.D., LL.M.

Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Inaraja Vera’s research focuses on environmental and natural resources law. His work has appeared in the Utah Law Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, Tulsa Law Review, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, and in other...

Professor Vera

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

J.D., New York University School of Law

LL.M., summa cum laude, Environmental Law, Vermont Law School

LL.M. Environmental Law, University of the Basque Country

LL.B., University of Barcelona

B.S., Environmental Science, University of Girona

Courses Taught

Environmental Law

Water Law

Property


Professor Inaraja Vera’s research focuses on environmental and natural resources law. His work has appeared in the Utah Law Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, Tulsa Law Review, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, and in other U.S. and European legal publications.

Prior to joining the Gonzaga Law faculty, Professor Inaraja Vera held research positions at New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute. During his time at Indiana University--Bloomington, Professor Inaraja Vera taught at the Maurer School of Law.

Before entering academia, Professor Inaraja Vera was an associate attorney with the environmental practice group of the international law firm Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira. While in law school, he worked on environmental and natural resources cases with Earthjustice, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Natural Resources Division of the Utah Attorney General’s Office.

Assessing the Performance of Voluntary Environmental Programs, 2020 UTAH L. REV. 795 (2020).

Delayed Judicial Review of Agency Action, 56 HARV. J. LEGIS. 199 (2019).

Making Dirty Land Clean: An Analysis of New York City’s Voluntary Cleanup Program, N.Y.U. FURMAN CENTER (2018).

Ciudades y cambio climático: experiencias de municipios estadounidenses [Cities and Climate Change: Experiences from U.S. Municipalities], CUADERNOS DE DERECHO LOCAL (2018) (invited contribution).

How Science Can Improve Regulation: Noise Control in Urban Areas, 53 TULSA L. REV. 33 (2017).

Compelled Costs Under CERCLA: Incompatible Remedies, Different Statutes of Limitations, and Tort Law, 17 VT. J. ENVTL. L. 394 (2016).

Instream Flows in California and Spain: The Thorny Issue of Compensation, 27 GEO. INT’L ENVTL. L. REV. 199 (2015).