Each summer, the Crag Law Center brings on both law and undergraduate students to help in our work protecting the natural resources of the Pacific Northwest.  Students host with a wide range of issues, from writing legal briefs and running the office to planning fundraising events and meeting with our clients.  Two of our volunteers, David Kinsella and Naomi Rowden, recently had the opportunity to talk or write about their experiences with Crag.

David is a recent graduate from the University of Portland and is headed to Stanford University for law school next fall.  He was recently recognized by the Portland Tribune as one an outstanding local student athlete and discussed his experiences at Crag so far this summer.  David has been working on Crag’s Measure 37/49 initiative in an effort to protect Oregon’s farm and forestland for future generations.

Naomi Rowden is going into her third year of Law School at the University of Oregon.  Her work with Crag this summer is partially funded by Equal Justice Works, an organization that helps lawyers and law students work in the public interest.  EJW’s blog just posted a guest column written by Naomi about her experiences at Crag working on environmental justice issues involving the Inupiat Eskimos of Northern Alaska.

If you’re a student dedicated to working in the public interest on natural resource issues, check out information on volunteer opportunities with the Crag Law Center.