September 22, 2021

Welcome Aboard, Alex

Earthrise is excited to announce the hiring of our newest legal fellow, Alex Houston. He joined us last month after graduating at the top of his class and taking the Bar exam. Alex was the student law clerk for the Northwest Environmental Defense Center, and a leader within the Earthrise clinic. He was an excellent summer clerk for us in the summer of 2020. Alex was a member of Lewis & Clark’s highly selective environmental law moot court team, which landed a semi-final finish in the national competition. He is especially excited to join us back in the office as both his clinic and summer clerk experiences were remote. Alex had this to say about joining Earthrise as a fellow.

“I’m thrilled to join Earthrise this fall as the new Legal Fellow! While working as a law clerk for the clinic during my 2L summer and 3L year, I got to see firsthand the kind of impactful work Earthrise does on a daily basis. During that time, I gained experience working with nearly every major federal environmental statute, and my lawyering skills improved tremendously while drafting sections of briefs and legal memos, all while collaborating with the fantastic Earthrise attorneys and staff. As a Legal Fellow, I’m excited to continue developing those skills and take on more responsibility across the docket. The position provides a great opportunity to not only learn from the best but to make a meaningful difference on environmental issues in the Northwest and in Earthrise’s cases across the country.”