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Jen Marlow, Associate Attorney

Jen Marlow joined Bessenyey & Van Tuyn in 2019. Ms. Marlow graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 2010 and is a member of the Washington State Bar. Ms. Marlow has experience providing legal counsel on regulatory compliance, environmental, climate, administrative, and constitutional matters. Ms. Marlow has unique expertise in climate adaptation, particularly in pre-disaster contexts, a subject about which she has presented and published extensively in a wide variety of venues, both in Alaska and internationally.

Ms. Marlow is committed to developing a climate justice practice, which has emerged from her work advising the Washington Environmental Council and Sightline Institute on legal barriers to developing fair climate policies in Washington state, co-founding the nonprofit Three Degrees Warmer, serving as a probono attorney for Our Children’s Trust atmospheric trust legal campaign, curating the Re-Locate Kivalina project, and building Re-Locate LLC, a small business developing relocatable infrastructure and sanitation services for climate-displaced communities. In 2012, the American Society of International Law awarded her a Arthur C. Helton Fellowship in Human Rights to pursue immersed research in community-led relocation planning. Ms. Marlow lectures on her climate law work at the University of Washington School of Law, where she has served as an Affiliate Professor since 2012.

While in law school, Ms. Marlow co-organized the international Three Degrees Conference on the Law of Climate Change and Human Rights, and co-founded the Three Degrees Project on climate justice, serving as an inaugural fellow to the project. Ms. Marlow was a member of the Berman Environmental Law Clinic, and externed for the Honorable John C. Coughenour.

Prior to law school, Ms. Marlow was a field biologist on the Big Island of Hawai’i, an editor at award-winning Orion magazine, and communications associate for the environmental think tank Ecotrust. Jen graduated from Middlebury College in 2002.

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