University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Alice Chamberlin

Dean's Advisory Council Member

Alice Chamberlin has over 25 years working in the public and nonprofits sectors. She has led numerous environmental initiatives helping to resolve disputes and advance public policy for government, nonprofits and the public.  She is the principal in the firm Chamberlin Conflict Resolution.

Chamberlin was recognized in Business NH Magazine as an environmental policy expert “with deep political experience with state, regional and national perspectives”.

Chamberlin worked for Governor John Lynch of New Hampshire as Special Assistant for natural resources, energy and transportation policy from 2005 to 2007. In 2008, she was appointed to serve on the New Hampshire Climate Change Policy Task Force.  Chamberlin has served as Executive Director of the binational nonprofit organization, Two Countries, One Forest, which advocates for trans-boundary conservation between the United States and Canada.

Chamberlin was appointed by President Clinton to serve as U.S. Commissioner to the International Joint Commission, United States and Canada from 1994-2001.  In that capacity, she was the lead U.S. Commissioner on Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River issues and conflicts. She also served as the lead U.S. Commissioner on the International St. Croix River Watershed Board and worked with other commissioners to address a wide variety of trans-boundary water issues.

She has worked as Environmental Policy Assistant to the late Governor Hugh Gallen, as Executive Director of the Environmental Law Council at Franklin Pierce Law Center, and as an adjunct, part-time faculty member of the School of Environmental Studies at Antioch Graduate School.

Chamberlin has completed Mediation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard Law School and the annual Water Diplomacy Workshop at Tufts University, which focuses on managing the science, policy, and politics of water networks through negotiations.

Some of Chamberlin’s volunteer activities include service as Chair and board member of the Nature Conservancy New Hampshire Chapter, a trustee of the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust and member her local Conservation Commission and Planning Boards.