Stephanie Showalter Otts, J.D.

Director, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program
Stephanie Showalter Otts, J.D.


662-915-7714 662-915-5267


Mississippi Law Research Institute
University of Mississippi School of Law
Kinard Hall, Wing E, Room 256
PO Box 1848
University, MS 38677



Stephanie Showalter Otts directs the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program and the National Sea Grant Law Center, which provides legal research, education and outreach services to the National Sea Grant College Program. She also serves as editor of the Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal.

She speaks frequently at national and international conferences on a wide range of coastal issues including the regulation of ballast water, aquaculture and public access to the waterfront. Stephanie received her Juris Doctor and Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Penn State University.

Stephanie also teaches ocean and coastal law, wetlands law, and wildlife law at the University of Mississippi School of Law.