Fri Mar 27 2015   

Faculty Profile

Carol M. Rose

Lohse Chair in Water and Natural Resources


E-mail:  Carol M. Rose
Office Number: 263
Office Phone: (520) 621-5544

Courses Taught:

Curriculum Vitae
SSRN Published Papers


University of Chicago, J.D. (1977) Graduated with honors; Order of the Coif
Cornell University, Ph.D. (History) (1969) 
University of Chicago, M.A. (1963) 
Antioch College, B.A. (1962) 

Admitted to Practice

Washington, D.C.

Professional Work Experience

Lohse Chair in Water and Natural Resources, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2005 - present
Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor of Law and Organization, Yale University Law School, 1994 - 2005
Lohse Distinguished Visitor, James A. Rogers College of Law, Spring 2003 & 2004
Visiting Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, Spring 2002
Visiting Professor of Law, University of Arizona College of Law, Spring 1997
Fred Johnston Chair in Property and Environmental Law, Yale University Law School, 1990 - 1994
Wallace A. Fujiyama Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, University of Hawaii, Spring 1992
Distinguished Visiting Scholar, University of Adelaide School of Law, Adelaide, Australia, Summer 1990
Lewis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy, Northwestern University School of Law, 1982 - 1989
Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Fall 1988
Visiting Professor of Law, University of Chicago School of Law, Spring 1986
Visiting Scholar, Rechtswissenschaftliche Facultat, University of Cologne, Summer 1982
Acting Professor of Law, University of California Law School, 1980 - 1982
Assistant Professor of Law, Stanford University Law School, 1978 - 1980
Law Clerk, The Honorable Thomas Gee, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Austin, Texas, 1977 - 1978
Associate Director, Southern Governmental Monitoring Project, Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, Georgia, 1975 - 1976
Instructor, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Ohio State University, 1969 - 1973

Representative Publications

Perspectives on Property Law (4th ed. 2014) (co-author, with Robert C. Ellickson & Henry E. Smith).
Saving the Neighborhood: Racially Restrictive Covenants, Law, and Social Norms (2013) (co-author, with Richard R.W. Brooks).
Big Roads, Big Rights: Varieties of Public Infrastructure and Their Impact on Environmental Resources, 50 Ariz. L. Rev. 409 (2008).
The Several Futures of Property: Of Cyberspace and Folk Tales, Emission Trades and Ecosystems, 83 Minn. L. Rev. 129 (1998).
Property and Persuasion: Essays on the History, Theory, and the Rhetoric of Ownership (1994).
Crystals and Mud in Property Law, 40 Stan. L. Rev. 577 (1988).
The Comedy of the Commons: Commerce, Custom and Inherently Public Property, 53 Univ. of Chi. L. Rev. 711 (1986), reprinted as one of ten best land use/environmental articles of 1986, in 18 Land Use & Envt. L. Rev. 145 (1987).
Complete List of Publications


Board of Editors, Foundation Press
Board of Editors, Land Use and Environment Law Review
Member, American Law and Economics Association
Member, International Association for the Study of Common Property


Brigham-Kanner Prize for Scholarship in Property Rights, William & Mary Law School  2010
Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences  1994 - present
Honorary Degree, Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law  1996
Order of the Coif, University of Chicago Law School  1977