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Recent Graduate, Caylin J. Goldey Barter, Receives 2013 Fisher Prize in Environmental Law & Public Policy

The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy recently named Caylin J. Goldey Barter, a 2013 graduate of Arizona Law, the recipient of the 2013 Fisher Prize in Environmental Law and Public Policy. Her award winning essay, Defining the Necessary Role and Appropriate Level of Risk in Helicopter-Accessed Wilderness Skiing, explores the idea and role of wilderness and the role and mitigation of risk in wilderness recreation, focusing on heliskiing and the tension between regulation, economics, and safety versus enhancing the "wilderness experience. Her paper, published in the Udall Center monograph series, is available here.

The Fisher Prize, established through an initial endowment by former Pima County Superior Court Judge Lillian S. Fisher, is awarded annually by the Udall Center to a student in the UA law college or to a UA graduate student for an essay addressing an environmental law or public policy topic. The competition is judged each year by faculty in the law college. Since 1997, the Udall Center has awarded the Fisher Prize to 25 UA students. The Center publishes selected prize-winning papers in its monograph series.