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Lara B. Fowler

Lara B. Fowler

Senior Lecturer


J.D., University of Washington, with honors
A.B., Dartmouth College

Professor Lara Fowler is an attorney and mediator who focuses on environmental and natural resource law, including water rights, water quality, flooding, tribal law, and Endangered Species Act issues. She splits her time between Penn State Law and the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment. Prior to joining Penn State, she was an attorney at Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP in Seattle, Washington, where she focused on mediation and dispute resolution of complex natural resource issues, as well as representing clients facing regulatory hurdles in the environmental field. She has worked on issues such as who is entitled to store groundwater in the greater Los Angeles area, developing a regional transportation plan for the greater Seattle and Puget Sound region, and working to solve flooding issues in the Chehalis Basin, Washington State’s second largest river basin. Before pursuing a legal career, she was a senior water resources coordinator with the Oregon Water Resources Department.

Team member at the Penn State Center for Nutrient Solutions.