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 to tackle critical California water issues. Nell has also published on the legal and environmental implications of federal agency planning and decision making. She clerked for Justice Gregory J. Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court and interned with the California Attorney General’s Office and the Center for Biological Diversity. Nell earned a J.D. from Berkeley Law, where she was an Articles Editor for Ecology Law Quarterly, 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)

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