Marla Mansfield - Faculty & Adjuncts

Marla Mansfield, JD

Marla Mansfield, JD
Professor Emerita of Law
College of Law


JD – University of Wyoming BA – Yale University


Professor Mansfield has authored or co-authored several books on energy: Energy Policy: The REEL World: Cases and Materials on Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (Carolina Academic Press: 2001); Energy Policy for the 21st Century (with Tomain, Zillman, Kelly, and Hickey), Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (2000); Chapter 48, "Mines and Minerals," Thompson on Real Property Revised Edition (1994); and Chapter 49, "Petroleum and Pipelines," Thompson on Real Property Revised Edition (1994). Other significant contributions have been made through articles and speeches on public land law, oil and gas law, administrative law, and the intersection of property law and the Constitution. Professor Mansfield received her B.A. from Yale, summa cum laude, and her J.D. with honors is from the University of Wyoming. Before teaching, she was an attorney for the Department of Interior, based in the Rocky Mountain Regional Solicitor's office. Her research interests are broad: environmental, public land, mineral, energy, and adminstrative law are included. Drawing upon these interests, she serves as Fellow in the College of Law's Sustainable Energy and Resources Law Program as well as a Fellow in its Native American Law Center. Professor Mansfield is also active with national and state legal associations. She is a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. She edited the Year in Review for ABA's Section on Environmental, Energy and Resources Law for eighteen years and wrote the Mineral Law Newsletter for the Oklahoma Bar Association for fifteen years. She also has been faculty advisor to the Energy Law Journal, co-published by the Energy Bar Association and TU. She is the past chair of the Environmental Law Section of The Association of American Law Schools.

Courses Taught

  • Property