Melissa Luttrell - Faculty & Adjuncts

Melissa Luttrell, JD

Melissa Luttrell, JD
Assistant Professor of Law
College of Law
918-631-3053 College of Law Room 229


JD – Northwestern University School of Law BS – University of Vermont


Professor Luttrell was in private practice in Los Angeles, where her work included representing hospitals in complex civil litigation in state and federal court. Earlier in her career, she served as Legislative Counsel for Regulatory Affairs at Public Citizen's Congress Watch. Her scholarship considers the appropriate use of microeconomic principles in legal decisions that relate to environmental and public health risk regulation; the ways decision makers actually use available evidence, in the absence of perfect information; and the integration of idealistic notions of what protective environmental and public health laws can and should do with the pragmatic realities of the world that actually exists.


Law Reviews

Courses Taught

  • Environmental Law
  • Seminar
  • Property
  • Climate Change

Professional Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • California Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Order of the Coif
  • Dean’s List