Jamie Pleune directs the Environmental Law Clinic and teaches Environmental Practice. She joined the faculty after finishing a teaching fellow ship at Georgetown University Law Center with the environmental section of the Institute for Public Representation. She is also a practicing attorney at the law firm of Richards, Brandt, Miller Nelson.
Jamie graduated magna cum laude from Colorado College with a B.A and received the Edith Bramhall Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Political Science. She received her J.D from the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah where she won numerous awards for academic achievement including the College Award, the Stephen Traynor Legal Writing Award, the Khazeni Memorial Fellowship, and the Robert W. Swenson Fellowship. She also received the Order of the Coif. She was also a note and comment editor for the Utah Law Review.
Following graduation, Pleune served as a law clerk to Justice Jill Parrish on the Utah Supreme Court. Subsequently, she worked as staff attorney and Clinical Graduate Teaching Fellow at the Institute for Public Representation, Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., where she also earned her LLM.
Prior to attending law school, Jamie worked as a ballot drive initiative coordinator for the Nature Conservancy, a backcountry guide for adjudicated youth in Montana, an AmeriCorps volunteer in Montana, and as a deckhand in the Virgin Islands. She currently serves on the board of directors for Save Our Canyons.