Wed Apr 01 2015   

Adjunct Faculty

John Lacy

John Lacy

Mr. Lacy is a private attorney with the firm of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C., whose practice over the last 40 years has emphasized public land issues.  Mr. Lacy has been an adjunct professor at Arizona Law since 1976 and has taught courses in mining, public land, and oil and gas law.  Mr. Lacy is also on the faculty and organizing committee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Mining Law Short Course. As an adjunct to his practice, Mr. Lacy has devoted considerable efforts in the study of the history of mineral law and the evolution and application of mineral royalties, and has presented papers, provided testimony in legislative hearings, testified as an expert witness related to mineral royalty, joint ventures, and regulatory issues related to mineral exploration. Mr. Lacy has also written a number of professional articles in mineral law and mineral law history and has served on the boards of both the Southern Arizona Chapter and the State Board of the Arizona Historical Society.  He currently serves as the Arizona Historical Society’s representative on the Historic Sites Review Committee.

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Jeffrey Silvyn


Mr. Silvyn is General Counsel for the Udall Foundation and its program, the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. The Institute provides neutral services to parties, such as local and state governments, stakeholders, and tribes, involved in environmental disputes involving the federal government. The Institute also assists federal agencies to develop environmental policies in a collaborative way, engaging affected governments, stakeholders, and the public. Mr. Silvyn’s work includes providing training on environmental dispute resolution, collaboration, and negotiation. He serves as a vice-chair for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources of the American Bar Association. At Arizona Law, Mr. Silvyn has spoken on Administrative Law and taught Public Participation in Environmental Decision-making.