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Melissa Scanlan

Professor Melissa Scanlan
Associate Dean of the Environmental Law Program, Director of the Environmental Law Center, Associate Professor of Law

JD, University of California-Berkeley, 1999;
MS, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California-Berkeley, 1999;
BA, World Politics, Catholic University of America, 1993

Phone: 802-831-1066


  • Melissa K. Scanlan, Adaptive Trading: Experimenting with Unlikely Partners, 62.4 Kansas Law Review 971 (2014)
  • Brooks, Richard O. and Scanlan, Melissa K., Book Review of Environmental Protection in Multi-Layered Systems: Comparative Lessons from the Water Sector, Edited by Mariachiara Alberton and Francesco Palermo (April 18, 2014). Publius: The Journal of Federalism, pp.1-5 (2014)

  • Scanlan & Tai, "Marginalized Monitoring: Adaptively Managing Urban Stormwater," a chapter in Next Generation Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, LeRoy Paddock and Jessica Wentz, eds. (2014)

  • "Shifting Sands: A Meta-theory for Public Access and Private Property Along the Coast," 65 South Carolina Law Rev 295 (Winter 2013)

  • "Marginalized Monitoring: Adaptively Managing Urban Stormwater," 31 UCLA J. Evntl. L. & Pol’y 1 (Summer 2013)

  • "Implementing the Public Trust Doctrine: A Lakeside View Into the Trustees' World," 39.1 Ecology Law Quarterly 123 (Summer 2012)

  • "Realizing the Promise of the Great Lakes Compact: A Policy Analysis for State Implementation," 8 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law 39 (2006)

  • "Protecting the Public Trust and Human Rights in the Great Lakes," 2006 Michigan State Law Review 1333 (2006)

  • "The Evolution of the Public Trust Doctrine and the Degradation of Trust Resources: Courts, Trustees and Political Power in Wisconsin," 27 Ecology Law Quarterly 135 (2000)

  • Professor Scanlan's papers are available on SSRN at: