Stegner Center Young Scholar
Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
Young Scholar Lecture
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 106
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
1 hour CLE, email email@example.com
Funding provided by the Cultural Vision Fund.
Wallace Stegner Center Young Scholar
Lesley McAllister will join the Stegner Center as our seventh annual young scholar. The Young Scholars Program, which is made possible by the generous support of the Cultural Vision Fund, is designed to recognize and establish a relationship with promising scholars early in their academic careers. Recipients are selected based on their accomplishments, the quality of their academic work, and their promise in the field of environmental and natural resources law and policy.
Lesley McAllister is Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law and Associate Adjunct Professor at the UC San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. She writes and teaches in the areas of environmental and natural resources law, climate change law, comparative and international law, public land law, and property law. She completed her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in civil engineering and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1991; her law degree with distinction at Stanford Law School in 2000; and her PhD in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley in 2004.
Before teaching, Professor McAllister clerked for the Honorable Fern M. Smith of the Northern District of California in 2004-05 and worked as an attorney for Earthjustice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to law school, she was employed as an environmental consultant for ENVIRON in New Jersey and the Hualapai Tribe in Arizona, and she served as an environmental education volunteer for the Peace Corps in Costa Rica. She is a member of the Law and Society Association, the Latin American Studies Association, the American Society of Comparative Law, the State Bar of California, and the American Bar Association (ABA). At the ABA, she has served as Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, and as liaison to the ABA’s Standing Committee on Environmental Law. She is also a Member Scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform.