Margot Pollans

UCLA School of Law

Teaching Fellow, Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy


Margot Pollans is the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy Teaching Fellow at the UCLA School of Law for 2013-2015. Pollans’ primary research interests lie at the intersections of food law, environmental law, and land use law. Her work has appeared in the New York University Law Review, the Urban Lawyer, and the Harvard Environmental Law Review. She is also the co-editor on a new casebook on Food Law and Policy to be published by Walters Kluwer. Prior to joining the Resnick Program, Pollans worked as Staff Attorney and Teaching Fellow for the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University, where she worked on a range of public interest environmental law cases.

Pollans received her J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 2010. During law school, she served as an Articles Editor on the New York University Law Review and was a Furman Scholar and a Milbank/Lederman Law and Economics Scholar. Following law school, Pollans clerked for the Honorable David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Pollans received her L.L.M. in Advocacy with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center in 2013 and her B.A. in History, Environmental Science, and Creative Writing from Columbia University in 2004.

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