Jamie Pleune

Jamie Pleune is an Associate Professor of Law (Research) & Wallace Stegner Center Fellow at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Her research focuses on environmental review, permitting, climate change, and conservation. Jamie first joined the University of Utah College of Law as an Associate Clinical Professor in 2011, after finishing a teaching fellowship at Georgetown University Law Center with the environmental section of the Institute for Public Representation. From 2011 through 2015, Jamie taught Environmental Practice and directed the Environmental Law Clinic. She also engaged in private practice as a litigator, ultimately becoming a shareholder at the law firm of Richards, Brandt, Miller, Nelson. In 2016, she took a short sabbatical from law and earned her commercial helicopter license. After flying helicopter tours in L.A. and doing flight instruction in British Columbia for a few years, she re-engaged with environmental law. In  2020, she rejoined the faculty and became a member of the Law and Policy Group within the Wallace Stegner Center. Jamie earned her B.A. from Colorado College; her J.D. from the University of Utah (Coif); and her L.L.M. from Georgetown Law.