Julia Forgie is an Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law. Her research interests include climate change mitigation and adaptation, land use and natural resources, food security, California’s water rights, and the intersection of climate science and policymaking. She has co-authored papers on reforming the National Environmental Policy Act, dynamic ocean management, and lifecycle analyses of policies to reduce emissions of high-global warming potential gases.
Forgie received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and concurrently earned an M.S. from Stanford’s Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources. During law school, she served as Executive Editor of the Stanford Law Review, a Levin Center Public Interest Fellow, and a research and teaching assistant. As a student in the Stanford Environmental Law Clinic, she argued before the Sacramento Superior Court for tighter controls on agricultural waste discharges into streams. Forgie completed her first-year coursework toward her J.D. at Duke University School of Law where she received the James S. Bidlake Memorial Award for Superior Achievement in Legal Analysis, Research & Writing. Upon graduation, Forgie served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard Clifton on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Forgie received her B.A. magna cum laude in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University. After college, she worked as an environmental consultant at ICF International, where she analyzed policies to reduce emissions of high-global warming potential gases and ozone-depleting substances.