Professor Sandi Zellmer Elected to the American College of Environmental Lawyers

Sandi Zellmer

The American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) recently announced the election of 27 new Fellows and one Honorary Fellow to membership in the College for 2020. One of the new fellows is Prof. Sandi Zellmer, Professor and Director of Natural Resources Law Clinics at the University of Montana Blewett School of Law.

The ACOEL is a professional association of distinguished lawyers who practice in the field of environmental law.  ACOEL members are dedicated to maintaining and improving the ethical practice of environmental law, the administration of justice and the development of environmental law at both the state and federal level.

Membership is by invitation, and members are selected, vetted and voted upon by their peers. The highly accomplished individuals newly elected 2020 ACOEL Fellows were chosen for the substantial contributions they have made to the in diverse areas of environmental law and policy throughout their careers as well as their high standards of practice. They represent the very best environmental lawyers in government service, public interest, academia and private practice.

“I'm honored to have been nominated and elected as a Fellow to the ACOEL” said Zellmer. “In a sense, it's a lifetime achievement award. Knowing that my peers find my work so meaningful is truly fantastic. I'm inspired to continue making a difference in whatever way I can.”

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