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Areas

Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law (J.D., 2019)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., 2015)

Admissions

  • California

Ellen M. Simmons
Associate

Ellen Simmons advises public and private clients across a range of natural resources matters, including water rights disputes, water quality enforcement actions, and air quality compliance.

Prior experience as an environmental planner, coupled with clerkships at the State Water Resources Control Board and Center for Biological Diversity, allows Ellen to offer a unique and well-rounded perspective on client projects.

While at King Hall pursuing a certificate in environmental law, Ellen participated in the Aoki Water Justice Clinic, served as an executive editor for Environs Environmental Law Journal, held board positions in three student organizations, and interned for the nonprofit Community Water Center.

In her free time, Ellen enjoys backpacking, running, cycling, and baking.

Insights and Activities

  • Panel Co-Chair, “The Future of California’s Water Infrastructure,” California Water Law Symposium, 2018
  • Symposium Chair, “Humans & Their Environment: Protecting Our Planet and Its Inhabitants” Environmental Law Society, UC Davis School of Law, 2018
  • Executive Editor, Environs Environmental Law Journal, 2017-2018

Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law (J.D., 2019)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., 2015)

Admissions

  • California