Faculty Directory

Sandi Zellmer

Professor and Director of Natural Resources Clinics



Professor Zellmer earned her Bachelor of Science from Morningside College in 1985, her J.D. from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1990, and her LL.M.—Environmental Law from The George Washington University National Law Center in 1996. 

Courses Taught

Public Lands; Water Law; Wildlife; Clinics

Research Interests

Public lands, wildlife, water, environmental law, disaster law, federalism


Fish and Wildlife Management on Federal Lands:  http://www.cfc.umt.edu/bolle/perspectives/wildlife-2017.php


For articles, see http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=651859.

Books and other publications are listed on my cv.

Honors / Awards

The George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, DC

  • Degree: LL.M.—Environmental Law, with Highest Honors (1996)
  • Awards: Shaw Fellowship 

University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, SD

  • Degree: Juris Doctor, Sterling Honor Graduate (1st in class) (1990)
  • Awards: Joe Robbie Award; Nat’l Order of Barristers; Moot Ct. Board; ABA Moot Ct. Competition (national finals)

Morningside College, Sioux City, IA

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude (1985)