Environmental law professor Melissa K. Scanlan has been named the new Lynde B. Uihlein Endowed Chair in Water Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In this position she also directs the Center for Water Policy at the School of Freshwater Sciences.
Scanlan currently is a visiting professor at Boston College Law School and a professor at the Vermont Law School, where she co-founded and directs the New Economy Law Center. She was previously the associate dean of the Environmental Law Program. In the last year she has served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Spain, researching cooperatives that are sustainability leaders. She begins her duties at UWM on Jan. 8, 2021.