Troy A. Rule

Troy A. Rule
  • Property
  • Secured Transactions
  • Sales & Leases
  • Land Use Controls
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Natural Resources
Associate Professor of Law

BS summa cum laude (2001), Brigham Young University
JD cum laude (2005), University of Chicago

Professor Rule joined the law faculty as an Associate Professor of Law in 2009. Prior to entering law teaching, he was an attorney at K&L Gates LLP in Seattle, where his practice focused primarily on commercial real estate transactions and wind energy development.

Professor Rule graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in economics from Brigham Young University in 2001. 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 awarded a John M. Olin Student Fellowship in Law & Economics.

Before attending law school, Professor Rule was a credit manager at a finance company and taught a preparation course for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Professor Rule's research focuses primarily on renewable energy and property law. He teaches Property, Land Use Controls, Secured Transactions, Sales & Leases, Natural Resources Law, and Real Estate Transactions and was awarded the Gold Chalk Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011.

Recent Publications


Solar, Wind & Land Use: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development, (Earthscan, anticipated 2014).

Book Chapters/Collected Works

Excerpts from Shadows on the Cathedral: Solar Access Laws in a Different Light, in THE RENEWABLE ENERGY READER, (ed. K. K. DuVivier, Carolina Academic Press, 2011).
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Academic Journals

Property Rights and Modern Energy, 20 GEORGE MASON LAW REVIEW 803 (2013) (AALS panel).
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Airspace and the Takings Clause, 90 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 421 (2012).
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Airspace in a Green Economy, 59 UCLA LAW REVIEW 270 (2011).
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Professional Journals

Wind Rights under Property Law: Answers Still Blowing in the Wind, 26 no.6 PROBATE & PROPERTY 56 (November/December 2012).
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Complete Listing of Publications