UT Law School and Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business
Melinda Taylor is a senior lecturer at the University of Texas School of Law, where she teaches courses on environmental and energy law, including the environmental impacts of energy development. She founded the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business and was the first executive director of the center. She has taught at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and the University of Colorado School of Law. Prior to U.T. Law, Taylor directed the Ecosystem Restoration Program for the Environmental Defense Fund. She was a partner at the law firm Henry, Lowerre & Taylor from 1991-1993 and served as deputy general counsel of the National Audubon Society from 1988-1991. She was an associate at Bracewell & Patterson in Washington, DC from 1986-1988.
Taylor graduated from the University of Texas School of Law and she also holds a B.A. from the University (Plan II, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).