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Troy Rule's research focuses on emerging property law issues involving wind energy, solar energy, domestic drones and other technologies. He has worked on renewable energy policy research projects funded under the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Defense.

He serves as Faculty Director of the Law and Sustainability Program at ASU Law, where he teaches Property Law, Secured Transactions, Energy Law & Policy, and the Sustainability Law Research Seminar.

Professor Rule's academic research has been published in such journals as the UCLA Law Review, Washington University Law Review and Boston University Law Review. His op-eds on legal and policy issues have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and other newspapers across the country.


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In addition to creating registration and licensing programs for commercial drones and their operators, legislatures could enact laws that clarify the scope of landowners’ rights to exclude drones from the airspace directly above their land. If tailored properly, these aerial trespass statutes could help to address a wide array of conflicts involving drones, including those involving law enforcement uses of drone devices.

— Troy Rule, The Los Angeles Times