- Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Faculty Director, Program on Law and Sustainability, Arizona State University
- Associate Professor of Law, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Troy Rule is an associate professor of law at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and is the faculty director of ASU’s Program on Law and Sustainability. Professor Rule teaches Property, Energy Law & Policy, and Secured Transactions at the law school. He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 2005, where he served on the Chicago Journal of International Law and was a John M. Olin Student Fellow in Law & Economics.
Prior to entering academia, Professor Rule was an attorney at K&L Gates LLP in Seattle, where his practice focused primarily on real estate transactions and wind energy development. His research on property and regulatory issues involving wind energy, solar energy, and domestic drones has been published in such journals as the UCLA Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Boston University Law Review, and University of Illinois Law Review. He is also the author of Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development (Routledge, 2014).
- JD, Law, University of Chicago, 2005
- BS, Economics, Brigham Young University, 2001
Rule, T. A. 2013. Property rights and modern energy. George Mason Law Review 20(3):803-836. (link )
Rule, T. A. 2012. Airspace and the takings clause. Washington University Law Review 90(2):421. (link )
Rule, T. A. 2011. Airspace in a green economy. UCLA Law Review 59(2):270-320. (link )
Rule, T. A. 2010. Renewable energy and the neighbors. Utah Law Review 2010(4):1223-1276. (link )
Rule, T. A. 2010. Shadows on the cathedral: Solar access laws in a different light. University of Illinois Law Review 2010(3):851-896. (link )
Rule, T. A. 2010. Sharing the wind. Environmental Forum 27(5):30-33.
Rule, T. A. 2009. A downwind view of the Cathedral: Using Rule Four to allocate wind rights. San Diego Law Review 46(1):207. (link )
Rule, T. 2004. Using "norms" to change international law: UN human rights laws sneaking in through the back door?. Chicago Journal of International Law 5(1):325-333. (link )
Rule, T. A. 2014. Solar, Wind, and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development. Routledge. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0-415-520046-1.
Rule, T. A. 2011. Excerpts from "Shadows on the Cathedral: Solar access laws in a different light". Pp. 42, 52, 65 In: DuVivier, K. K. ed., The Renewable Energy Reader. Carolina Academic Press. ISBN: 978-1-59460-873-5.
Rule, T. A. 2012. Wind rights under property law: Answers still blowing in the wind. Probate & Property. 26(6):. (link )