Senior Lecturer, Penn State Law
Assistant Director, Institutes of Energy and the Environment
122 Land and Water Research Building, University Park, PA, 16802
Lara Fowler is a mediator and an attorney who focuses on environmental and natural resource law, including all things water and energy. Prior to joining Penn State in 2012, she worked on public policy issues for the Oregon Water Resources Department, attended the University of Washington School of Law, and practiced law in Seattle, Washington. As a private practitioner, she mediated issues from groundwater storage rights, chronic flooding issues, and reallocation of water supplies. In addition, she counseled private clients on various regulatory matters, both water- and energy-related. She is currently researching how water, energy, and conflict play out in a region that includes Marcellus Shale development, the Chesapeake Bay, biofuels, and flood-prone rivers. She brings to the project her expertise in stakeholder engagement.