Gregory A. Hicks is Professor of Law and current Interim Dean at the University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, USA. He teaches courses in property law, water law, and natural resources law and policy. Most recently his research and writing have focused on issues of water rights and social landscape in the American Southwest, particularly the history and present circumstances under U.S. law of traditional Hispano irrigation communities.  He has been a frequent conference discussant and participant on panels focused on questions of the connection between natural resource capital and social capital, and has served on the boards of a number of not-for-profit organizations, including The Nature Conservancy of Washington, the Pacific Forest Trust, and the Center for Environmental Law and Policy. He has recently joined a project focused on smallholder water rights in Andean South America led by Rutgerd Boelens, David Getches and Armando Guevara Gil, contributing a chapter to their forthcoming book, “Out of the Mainstream: The Politics of Water Rights and Identity in the Andes.” 

Professor Hicks was the recipient of a Rhodes scholarship for study at Oxford University, and served for two years as special assistant to the chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. He has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Texas Law School and the University of Arizona College of Law, and has served on a number of governmental advisory and oversight panels, including the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts and the Water Law Advisory Panel of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.