Professor of Law
- Climate Change Law
- Environmental Law
- Local Governments and the Environment
- JD, with distinction, Stanford Law School
- MA, Political Science, U.C. Berkeley
- BA, Oberlin College
Trisolini is a Professor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Professor Trisolini’s scholarship focuses on climate change and energy law, local environmental governance, and administrative regulation. She has spoken and written on these topics in a wide range of contexts. Her articles have appeared in the Yale Journal of Law and Public Policy, Stanford Law Review, Colorado Law Review, the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, and the San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law, amongst other places. She teaches Environmental Law, Property, Climate Change and seminars on Local Environmental Governance. Prior to joining Loyola’s faculty, Trisolini held a teaching and research fellowship in environmental law at UCLA School of Law.
Before entering academia, Professor Trisolini practiced environmental law and land use law at Chatten-Brown & Carstens in Santa Monica and at Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger in San Francisco. She clerked for the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for the Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall, Central District of California.
Trisolini graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School where she served as a teaching assistant for Dean Paul Brest’s course on Decision-making and Professional Judgment as well as for Professor Lawrence Friedman’s undergraduate political science class on American law. She was an editor of the Stanford Law Review and the Stanford Journal of International Law. During law school she worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel, and the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project. She holds a MA in Political Science from University of California at Berkeley and a BA from Oberlin College.
Law Review Publications:
- Efficiency Gatekeepers, the Social Cost of Carbon, and Post-Trump Climate Change Regulation, 91 Temple Law Review 261 (2019).
- Decisions, Disasters, and Deference: Rethinking Administrative Law after Fukushima, 33 Yale Law & Policy Review 323 (2015) SSRN top ten downloads in Nuclear Energy, Energy, Nuclear Power Plants, Built Environment, Energy Law and Policy.
- Holistic Climate Change Governance: Towards Mitigation and Adaptation Synthesis, 85 Colorado L. Rev. 615 (lead article) (Summer 2014) SSRN top ten download in Climate Change Law & Policy eJournal; PSN: Global Warming & Climate Change; Other International Institutions: Politics of International Institutions & Global Governance.
- Waste Not, Want Not: Landfill Gas to Energy Projects, Climate Change, and the Clean Air Act, 4 San Diego J. of Climate & Energy Law 139 (2012-13) (invited paper).
- The Sweet Taste of Defeat: American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut and Federal Greenhouse Gas Regulation, 30 UCLA Env. L. & Pol. 227 (2012) (invited paper).
- All Hands on Deck: Local Governments and the Potential for Bidirectional Climate Change Regulation, 62 Stanford L. Rev. 669 (2010) As of August 2014, listed by Google Scholar as one of Stanford Law Review’s most-cited articles in prior five years; SSRN Top Ten download in PSN: Intergovernmental Relations & Federalism; Local Politics & Policy; Other Political Institutions; Federalism & Sub-National Politics; and ERN: National, Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism; Secession.
- "What Local Climate Change Plans Can Teach Us about City Power," 36 Fordham Urban Law Journal 863 (June 2009).
Book Chapters & Shorter Works:
- Divided Court Rejects EPA Regulation Limiting Hazardous Power Plant Emissions, Trends, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Newsletter, November/December 2015.
- Cities, Land Use and the Global Commons: Genesis Power and the Urban Politics of Climate Change, (with J. Zasloff) in Adjudicating Climate Change: Sub-national, National, and Supra-national Approaches, W. Burns and H. Osofsky eds., Cambridge Univ. Press (2009).
- What Local Climate Change Plans Can Teach Us About City Power, 36 Fordham Urb. J.863 (2009) (invited commentary for Cooper-Walsh Colloquium: The Future of the American City); reprinted with permission as a book chapter in Local Climate Change and Society, Mohamed Salih ed., Routledge (2012).
- NEPA, CEQA, and Climate Change, 2007 Env. L. Rep. 213 (lead article).
- The Endangered Species Act and Intrastate Species: Recent Commerce Clause Challenges to Federal Power to Protect Biodiversity, 2005 Env. L. Rep. 101 (lead article).