- Water law
- Citizen participation in water rights adjudications
- The relationship between federal and state governments on water resource management
- The role of administrative agencies in setting national and local water policy
Professor Amos teaches Administrative Law, Water Resources Law, Wildlife Law, Oregon Water Law and Policy, Energy Law, Environmental Conflict Resolution, and Civil Procedure. Her scholarship addresses citizen participation in water rights adjudications, the relationship between federal and state governments on water resource management, and the role of administrative agencies in setting national and local water policy. She has published broadly in the field of water law including, "The Use of State Instream Flow Laws for Federal Lands: Respecting State Control while Meeting Federal Purposes" in Environmental Law; "Hydropower Reform and the Impact of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 on the Klamath Basin" in the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation; and "Advancing Freshwater Conservation in the Context of Energy and Climate Policy" in the Denver Water Law Review. She frequently speaks on water, energy, and climate topics, and recently finished a grant funded project with The Nature Conservancy on freshwater conservation in Oregon.