Specialties: Climate Change, Climate Change Adaptation, Cumulative Impacts, Environmental Law and Policy
Molly Melius joined the Center for Ocean Solutions as a law and policy early career fellow in November 2013.
Molly received her BS from Georgetown University and her JD from Stanford Law School, where she worked extensively in the Environmental Law Clinic.
Before joining the Center team, Molly was an attorney at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Nashville, Tennessee in the Real Estate, Environment, and Natural Resources group. She advised clients on a variety of environmental issues, including water and air permitting and compliance, chemicals handling and storage, contaminated property acquisitions and wastewater treatment. Molly’s practice also focused on land use law, including defending regulatory takings claims on behalf of municipalities and helping private sector clients navigate the local land use planning process.
Prior to law school, Molly worked as a program associate at Forest Trends, an environmental non-profit in Washington, DC. At Forest Trends, she promoted sustainable forest management through market-based conservation incentives, such as carbon trading and biodiversity offsets.
Molly is now a fellow at Stanford law school with environmental and natural resources law and policy program.