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Professor Richard Frank

The Center is led by its Director, Richard Frank, who concurrently serves as a member of the King Hall faculty and teaches courses in environmental law and policy. Formerly the executive director of the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) at UC Berkeley School of Law, Frank returned to UC Davis School of Law in January 2010. Before coming to CLEE and UC Berkeley, Professor Frank practiced law with federal and state agencies for 32 years, most of that time with the California Department of Justice.

Environmental Law Fellow

Jessica Schroeder

Jessica Schroeder is the Center's 2015-2016 Environmental Law Fellow. As CELPC's Research Fellow, she will work on a wide array of the Center's environmental policy initiatives, research projects, events and fundraising activities.  Jessica is a graduate of King Hall's 2015 class, and a recipient of the law school's Environmental Law Certificate. At King Hall, she earned academic honors and was a leader within the environmental law student community, serving as an editor of Environs and managing editor of the California Water Law Journal.  She also served externships with Governor Jerry Brown's Office of Planning and Research, the State Water Resources Control Board, and with a prominent, Sacramento-based environmental law firm, and served as a Teaching Assistant in King Hall's Legal Research and Writing program. Jessica received her undergraduate degree in Human Environmental Science from the University of Alabama, graduating summa cum laude. Jessica can be reached at

Guidance & Partnerships

The Center also benefits from the ongoing guidance and direction of two critically-important advisory groups: a Faculty Advisory Committee composed of King Hall faculty with an interest in environmental law and policy; and an Alumni Advisory Board consisting of distinguished King Hall alumni who are recognized environmental law experts and leaders, both in California and nationally.

The Center works in conjunction with the UC Davis Sustainable 2nd Century Campaign, which celebrates UC Davis’ long-term commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability. The Sustainable 2nd Century Campaign seeks to use UC Davis' strengths in teaching, research and public service to address society’s most pressing problems and transform the world.

The Center is supported by the UC Davis Environmental Law Society, which is a student organization fostering law students' interests in environmental and natural resource law.

Past Fellows

Janelle Krattiger

Janelle Krattiger was the Center's 2014-2015 Environmental Law Fellow. She performed research and writing for the Center's various policy initiatives, and planned and coordinated speaking events for the Center. Janelle graduated from King Hall in 2014, and was a recipient of the law school's Environmental Law Certificate and the King Hall Public Service Law Program Certificate. While at King Hall, Janelle actively participated in the environmental law community. In 2013 she founded the Water Association of Law and Policy (WALP) at King Hall, and also served as WALP's inaugural President. Janelle was an executive board member for the King Hall Wine Law Society, helped co-found and manage the online California Water Law Journal, served as a Senior Articles Editor for Environs, Environmental Law & Policy Journal, and organized King Hall's panel for the California Water Law Symposium as a 2014 Symposium Panel Co-Chair. Janelle received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2010, where she was inducted into Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology. Janelle can be reached at


Mike Murza was the Center's Environmental Law Fellow for 2013-2014. He planned and coordinated events for the Center, and conducted research and writing for the Center's policy initiatives. Mike graduated from King Hall in May 2013 and received the school's Environmental Law Certificate. While a student, Mike was an active member of King Hall's environmental law community as co-chair and symposium co-chair for the Environmental Law Society and as a senior articles editor for Environs, Environmental Law & Policy Journal. He received undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from College of Charleston, Honors College, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Mike can be reached at


Miles Hogan was the Center's inaugural Environmental Law Fellow serving from 2012-2013 after graduating from King Hall in May 2012. While with the Center, Miles wrote papers on genetically engineered food labeling, hydraulic fracturing and water resources in the West, and water neutral development in California. He also guest lectured class sessions for Food Justice and Ocean and Coastal Law and Policy, and presented at or moderated panels for several environmental law symposia. After completing the fellowship, Miles moved to Southern California and is practicing in the areas of environmental, water, and municipal law. He can be reached at