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Shelley Welton is the Deputy Director of Columbia Law School's Center for Climate Change Law and the Earth Institute Climate Law Fellow. Her research focuses on the intersections of climate and energy law, including regulatory strategies for promoting energy efficiency, ways to enhance federal and state transmission policy, and legal issues related to state and regional efforts to regulate greenhouse gases. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2009 and an MPA in environmental science and policy from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs in 2006. Prior to joining the Center for Climate Change Law, she served as a clerk in the Eastern District of New York and for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.