University of Oregon School of Law alumna Myanna Dellinger (J.D., 2008) has recently been awarded a Fulbright specialist grant in law to conduct research and to lecture at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany. Dellinger has also been selected by the National Science Foundation to serve as a peer reviewer in the Law and Social Sciences Program.
The news was first announced by the University of South Dakota School of Law, where Dellinger is a professor of law. According to a press release about the Fulbright award, she "will lecture on American climate change policy under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Paris Agreement and the post-election federal administration. She will also research improved methods of public participation in the development of climate change law and policy, given technological change and the changing preferences of new generations."
Dellinger, who graduated top of her class and is a member of the Order of the Coif, conducts research on the intersection of international business, environmental law, and climate change. Prior to entering academia, Dellinger clerked for the late Hon. Francis J. D'Eramo of the Superior Court of the United States Virgin Islands, as well as the Hon. Procter Hug, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is the chair of the International Environmental Law section of the American branch of the International Law Association, for which she hosts "the Global Energy & Environmental Law Podcast," and is also the editor-in-chief of "ContractsProfs Blog." She holds a master of arts in international communications from Aarhus University School of Business and Social Sciences in Denmark.