Julia Stein is Supervising Attorney for the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic, and Project Director for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law. She was previously senior counsel at Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP where she focused on environmental litigation, regulatory compliance, and land use practice, including litigating complex environmental cases in state and federal court, advising clients on compliance with state and federal environmental regulations, and assisting clients through land use entitlement and development processes. She also has experience lobbying, drafting legislation, and orchestrating research and comments on significant regulations.
Stein earned her B.A. cum laude from Georgetown University, and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, she was a Global Law School and Teaching Fellow, and Senior Editor of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. After law school, Stein worked as an environmental litigator at Bingham McCutchen LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
Stein is a member of the Environmental Section Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association and is Editor-in-Chief of the Section’s publication, Environmental Law News. She is also a member of the Western Center on Law and Poverty Advisory Board and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Stein has published a number of pieces, including in Environmental Law News, the Daily Journal, the Environmental Law Reporter, and Law360.com. She has co-authored a chapter forthcoming in a book on California water law and endangered species regulation to be published by the Solano Press in 2018.