Jesse Reiblich

Early Career Law and Policy Fellow

Specialties: Climate Change Adaptation, Environmental Law and Policy, Land-Sea Interactions

Jesse Reiblich is an early career law and policy fellow with the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions. As a fellow, Jesse uses his extensive background in environmental and land use law to contribute to COS’s projects dealing with land-sea interactions. He works to identify the legal challenges posed by sea-level rise and other effects of climate change, as well as suitable legal and land use adaptation strategies to confront these challenges.

After spending his formative years in Arizona and Florida, Jesse earned B.A. degrees in Philosophy and English and minored in Environmental Studies at the University of Florida. Jesse went on to earn his J.D. at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he earned a Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law. Finally, Jesse earned his LL.M. degree in Environmental and Land Use Law, also at the University of Florida, through a grant from the Florida Climate Institute.

Prior to joining the center, Jesse served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert A. Molloy of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix Division. During law school Jesse interned with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, where he worked on issues relating to fisheries management and endangered species protection. Jesse also served on his law school’s Oil Spill Working Group and as a member of his law school’s Conservation Clinic. He has published several law review articles on subjects ranging from legal protections of surf breaks to climate change. 

Jesse is an avid traveler and completed an around-the-world trip prior to starting law school.  He visited Asia, Europe and Central America. He has also studied abroad in Australia, Costa Rica and South Africa. In his free time, Jesse enjoys surfing, SCUBA diving and other adventures on water and land. 


Climate Change and Water Transfers (with Christine A. Klein), 41 Pepp. L. Rev. 439 (2014).
Greening the Tube: Paddling Toward Comprehensive Surf Break Protection, 37 Environs U.C. Davis Envtl. L. & Pol'y J. 45 (2013).
Addressing Climate Change in the United States: Have the Political Winds Shifted in Favor of a Carbon Tax?, 2 LSU J. Energy L. & Resources 49 (2013). 
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