Taylor, Melinda

Author Description

Melinda Taylor is a Senior Lecturer and Executive Director of the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law at the University of Texas School of Law. At the law school, she teaches courses on environmental law and oversees the Center, which launched in the Fall of 2009. Prior to joining the faculty of the Law School in 2005, Taylor was the Director of the Ecosystem Restoration Program for the Environmental Defense Fund. Taylor was a partner at the law fi rm Henry, Lowerre, Kelly & Taylor from 1991-1993. She served as Deputy General Counsel of the National Audubon Society from 1988-1991. At Audubon, she was responsible for managing the organization’s litigation docket and supervising a project aimed at reducing pollution from oil and gas drilling. She was an associate at Bracewell & Patterson in Washington, DC from 1986-1988, where she specialized in energy and environmental law. Taylor graduated from the University of Texas Schoolof Law in 1986. She also holds a B.A. from the University (Plan II, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) (1983).

Authored Reports

The Aransas Project v. Shaw: Does Texas Water Law Provide Enough Water for Whooping Cranes?