Nell Green Nylen


Senior Research Fellow, Wheeler Water Institute
Office: 697 Simon Hall

Nell Green Nylen is a Senior Research Fellow with the Wheeler Water Institute at CLEE. Her research engages law, science, and policy in order to identify interdisciplinary solutions to pressing California water issues.

Nell’s past publications have focused on the legal and environmental implications of federal agency planning and decision making. Following internships with the California Attorney General’s Office and the Center for Biological Diversity, she clerked for Justice Gregory J. Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court. At Berkeley Law, Nell was an Articles Editor for Ecology Law Quarterly. She also co-organized the 2012 California Water Law Symposium, coordinated the Environmental Law Society’s administrative action comment team, and participated in the Environmental Justice Practice Project. Before law school, Nell worked at the California Academy of Sciences, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Stanford University, and the U.S. Geological Survey. She earned a Ph.D. in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford, where her dissertation research examined past climatic and environmental change along the Northern California coast.

J.D., Berkeley Law (2012)
Ph.D., Stanford University (2005)
B.S., Stanford University (1996)