Jessica Scott


Jessica Scott is an Assistant Professor at Vermont Law School where she currently teaches Air Pollution Law and International Environmental Law.

Previously, she was an attorney at the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel. There she provided legal advice under the Clean Air Act and many of the numerous federal statutes, Executive Orders, and policies that affect all of EPA’s programs, including environmental justice, federal Indian law, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Jessica also counseled on international environmental law. In November and December of 2011, Jessica participated in the National Committee on US-China Relations’ Environmental Law Professionals Exchange and served as a Fellow at the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative in Beijing.

She is a recipient of the U.S. EPA's 2012 Trudy Speciner National Honor Award, the American Bar Association’s 2013 Distinguished Environmental Advocates Award, a U.S. EPA Gold Medal for Exceptional Service, and a U.S. EPA Bronze Medal for Commendable Service.

She has a B.S. cum laude from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and a J.D. magna cum laude from Vermont Law School.