Jennifer Calkins

Jennifer Calkins

Summer Associate - 2017

Name: Jennifer Calkins
School: University of Washington, School of Law
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
What brought you to Crag? I returned to school after a career as an academic biologist because I wanted to develop the legal and policy skills to better protect the environment. I looked to Crag for my 2L summer because I wanted to gain experience with a group successful at engaging a diversity of environmental issues. I am particularly excited about Crag’s attentiveness to environmental justice as a component of environmental legal practice.
What are your environmental/legal interests? Environmental Law, particularly Natural Resource Law, Animal Law and Climate Change Law (including Atmospheric Trust Litigation)
Favorite place in the PNW: San Juan Island, Washington, Cape Perpetua, Oregon
Favorite book: Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald, Citizen by Claudia Rankine
Favorite quote: “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”–Joan Didion