Zellmer Joins the School of Law as a Visiting Professor

Professor Sandra ZellmerProfessor Sandra Zellmer, the Robert E. Daughtery Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska, will join the Blewett School of Law for the 2017-18 academic year as a Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Zellmer is a nationally-recognized teacher and scholar in the fields of natural resources, water, public lands, wildlife, and environmental law. She is a co-author of a leading casebook on natural resources law, as well as a hornbook on natural resources law and Water Law in a Nutshell.

Zellmer began teaching at the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2003. She has also published dozens of book chapters and articles, and was awarded "Best Paper" by the American Bar Association (ABA) for her work on "Missouri River Mud: Clean Water and Endangered Species," which she presented at the ABA's Annual Water Law Conference in 2011.

Zellmer has given presentations about water law and other related topics around the globe, in far-flung venues such as IUCN Congresses in Sydney, Australia and Jeju, South Korea, and also at the M.S. Swaminathan Institute in Chennai, India with members of the Global Water for Food Institute. Additionally, she has participated in annual training sessions on wilderness management at the Carhart Wilderness Center in Missoula.

Prior to teaching, she was a trial attorney in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, litigating public lands and wildlife issues for various federal agencies, including the National Forest Service, National Park Service, and Fish and Wildlife Service.

Zellmer will supervise the Land Use & Natural Resources Clinic and will teach Public Lands in the fall semester and Water Law in the spring semester.