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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

In the News

3-17-14: Times Argus, “VLS Ranks Top in Environmental Studies.” Quoted on Vermont Law’s environmental program offerings. [link]

3-17-14: Rutland Herald, “VLS Ranks Top in Environmental Studies.” Quoted on Vermont Law’s environmental program offerings. [link]

3-11-14: VT Digger, “U.S. News and World Report: Vermont Law School Ranked No. 1 in Environmental Law.” Quoted on Vermont Law’s environmental program offerings. [link]

2-13-14: Wisconsin Public Radio, “Shoreline Bill Would Allow Highrise on Milwaukee’s Lakefront; Critics Fight to Keep the Land Public.” Quoted on Wisconsin’s Public Trust Doctrine. [link]

2-3-14: Valley News, “Vt. Law Professor Doubts Pipeline Report” [link]

1-19-14: Burlington Free Press, “Vermont Law School's Top 10: Environmental Watch List for 2014” [link]

12-12-13: VT Digger, “Vermont Watch List 2014 Focuses on Climate Change” [link]

12-12-13: The Hill, “List: Regs, exec action to dominate 2014 climate debate” [link]

12-9-13: Tampa Bay Times, "Viral blog posts say Obama 'minions' are allowing corporations to sell off Great Lakes water." Quoted on Great Lakes Compact. [link]

7-22-13: “It’s not open season on wetlands,” op-ed in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel [link]

3-11-13: Wisconsin Public Radio, interviewed on Joy Cardin Show about public trust doctrine and mining law in Wisconsin. [audio link]

2-22-13: LaCrosse Leader Telegram, “Suder Says Mine Bill Has Protections, But Opponents Disagree,” by Julian Emerson. Quoted on mine law proposal. [link]

Natural Resources Magazine Oct. 2012 - Common Highways and Forever Free: [link]
Prof. Scanlan explains the significance of Wisconsin Supreme Court's Diana Shooting Club v. Husting.

Transforming Neighborhoods with Community Gardens: [link]

7-26-12 Interview on WUWM about the public trust doctrine's applicability to Milwaukee Transit Center redevelopment: [link]

Crossing the Line Documentary Film: [link]
A documentary film featuring contemporary environmental champions co-narrated by Professor Scanlan.