Nell Green Nylen

UC Berkeley School of Law

Senior Research Fellow, Wheeler Water Institute


Nell Green Nylen is a Senior Research Fellow with the Wheeler Water Institute at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at Berkeley Law.  Her research engages law, science, and policy to tackle critical water issues.

Before joining the Wheeler Water Institute, Nell clerked for Justice Gregory J. Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court.  She graduated from Berkeley Law in 2012 with a Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law.  While at Berkeley Law, Nell interned with the California Attorney General’s Office and the Center for Biological Diversity.  She also was an Articles Editor for Ecology Law Quarterly, co-organized the 2012 California Water Law Symposium and two environmental justice symposia, and coordinated the Environmental Law Society’s administrative action comment team.  Nell earned both a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University, where her dissertation research examined past climatic and environmental change along the Northern California coast.

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