About Kelly

Kelly Beskin is a staff attorney in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources group.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Kelly was a judicial extern to the Honorable Dennis M. Cota of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California (2019) and a legal intern at the California Energy Commission, Chief Counsel’s Office (2021).

Prior to law school, Kelly obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in entomology. Her background includes an internship with the collections department of the San Diego Natural History Museum between her undergraduate and graduate studies. Kelly leverages her background in science to provide effective solutions to complex client issues.

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Honors & Activities

  • Witkin Award Recipient (highest class grade) in Civil Procedure, Contracts, Torts, Constitutional Law I, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property, Evidence, Land Use Planning, and Public Lands Law
  • Environmental Law Certificate
  • Symposium Committee Co-Chair, Environmental Law Society (2019–2020)
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Prop 65 Updates: Chrome VI in leather, BPA in socks, new short form warning labels,” Footwear Distributors and Retailers Association (FDRA) Footwear Product Safety Digital Conference, April 7, 2022
  • Co-author, “9th Circuit Ruling Halts Prop 65 Acrylamide Lawsuits, Again,” The Recorder, Law.com, March 31, 2022
  • “Larval digestion of different manure types by the black soldier fly (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) impacts associated volatile emissions.” Waste Management 74 (2018): 213-220
  • Co-author, Rural California Suffers a Painful Shortage of Lawyers (July 27, 2020). Daily Journal (California), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3677582
  • Co-author, A Survey of Policy Responses to the Rural Attorney Shortage in the United States (May 24, 2021). Working Paper/Chapter for International Collection on Rural Access to Justice (Daniel Newman and Faith Gordon, eds., forthcoming, Hart Publishing 2022), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3830797 

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