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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Greenlight shines on Lia Comerford, Earthrise fellow and recent LC alum

December 11, 2014

  • Lia Comerford in her Earthrise office in Wood Hall, Lewis & Clark Law School
    Lia Comerford in her Earthrise office in Wood Hall, Lewis & Clark Law School

Our “greenlight” is focused on recent alum, and Earthrise fellow, Lia Comerford. Lia has been passionate about public interest environmental law since interning at the Wildlife Conservation Society as an undergraduate at American University. During law school, Lia focused on both domestic and international environmental law and gained practical experience through several volunteer and intern positions, including internships with the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter and Earthrise Law Center. Lia also helped write an amicus brief on Clean Water Act judicial review for the case Decker v. NEDC, decided by the United States Supreme Court in Spring 2013. 

Lia was featured in a recent story on the “Courthouse News Service” web-site, about a hearing in federal court in L.A. regarding discovery issues in a Clean Water Act case involving Six Flags Magic Mountain’s stormwater discharges into the Santa Clara river. The story is titled “Judge Tells Six Flags to Look Harder” – which sums it up!

Lia is appreciative of the help the Earthrise law students and attorneys provided for the discovery motion. “The judge clearly understood and agreed with our positions, thanks in large part to the great brief that our clinical students helped write. Working at Earthrise–as a student and now as a legal fellow–has been such a great learning experience. I’m fortunate to work with such supportive and dedicated lawyers, students, and staff.”

Lia spends her free time outdoors enjoying the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, doing yoga, and playing with her dog, cats, and chickens.

For more information on the Earthrise Law Center at Lewis & Clark Law School see the link in the related content.