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Western Resources Legal Center (Facilitated positions)

Under the supervision of WRLC’s Executive Director and Staff Attorneys, students will interview and counsel clients, engage in legal fact-finding, problem solve, draft legal memoranda and court filings, negotiate agreements, and represent clients at administrative hearings, trials and appeals. WRLC represents individuals and small businesses engaged in farming, ranching, forestry, dairying, mining, and land developments as well as small, local governments, water and irrigation districts and other entities dependent on natural resource use and development.

Areas of student work may include: water quality, grazing, wildlife, forestry, land use and zoning, transactions related to natural resource use, mining, and property rights issues. Students will also gain exposure to local practitioners and industry leaders and operators.

United States

Practice Area(s)
Environmental

Practice Type(s)
Public Interest
Past Externships
        Organization/Host
Katherine Jourdan Portland OR 2018 Summer Oregon Cattlemen at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Lev Blumenstein     2018 Spring Western Urban Water at Perkins Coie
Matt Dodson Hillsboro OR 2016 Summer FEI Company
Matthew Query Portland OR 2016 Summer Oregon Cattlemen at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
John Peckler Portland OR 2016 Summer Stimson Lumber Company
Sarah Mitchell Portland OR 2016 Spring Oregon Farm Bureau at Dunn Carney
Rory Flay Portland OR 2016 Spring Indian Child Welfare Act, Indian Law & Litigation at Haglund Kelley
Elizabeth Hohn Portland OR 2016 Spring Oregon Association of Nurseries at Jordan Ramis
Derek Bradley Portland OR 2016 Spring Western Urban Water at Perkins Coie
Kevin Bergstrom Portland OR 2016 Spring Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth PC
Rebecca Rogstad Washington DC 2015 Summer Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Elizabeth Hohn Portland OR 2015 Summer Western Urban Water - Washington Cattlemen’s Association, Public Lands Council & National Cattlemen’s Beef at Dunn Carney
Justin Reiter Houston TX 2015 Summer International Association of Geophysical Contractors
Jonathan Sikes Austin TX 2015 Summer Lower Colorado River Authority
Ryelle Seymour Portland OR 2015 Summer Stimson Lumber Company
Kristin Welsh Portland OR 2015 Spring Western Urban Water - Washington Cattlemen’s Association, Public Lands Council & National Cattlemen’s Beef at Dunn Carney
Tyler Alexander Portland OR 2015 Spring Oregon Farm Bureau at Dunn Carney
Vytas Babusis Portland OR 2015 Spring Oregon Cattlemen at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Joseph Fearey Portland OR 2015 Spring Stimson Lumber Company
Kehl Van Winkle Portland OR 2015 Fall Dorsay & Easton LLP
Charles Lewis Portland OR 2015 Fall Indian Child Welfare Act, Indian Law & Litigation at Haglund Kelley
Bryn Blomberg Portland OR 2014 Summer Oregon Cattlemen at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Jarrett Wheeler Portland OR 2014 Spring Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walke at Coquille Indian Tribe
Jonathan Quinsey Portland OR 2014 Spring Oregon Forest Industries Council
William McLaren Portland OR 2014 Spring Western Urban Water at Perkins Coie
Lee Charles Dudley Portland OR 2014 Spring Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth PC
Kevin Johnston Portland OR 2014 Spring Oregon Cattlemen at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Vytas Babusis Portland OR 2014 Fall Oregon Cattlemen at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Aaron Berne Hillsboro OR 2013 Summer FEI Company
Chelsea Lyn Jones Portland OR 2013 Spring Oregon Farm Bureau at Dunn Carney
Tiffany Johnson Portland OR 2013 Fall Dunn Carney
Aaron Berne Hillsboro OR 2013 Fall FEI Company
Desean Garnett Portland OR 2013 Fall Oregon Forest Industries Council
Bobby Schroeder Austin TX 2012 Summer Lower Colorado River Authority
Carol Macbeth Portland OR 2012 Summer Schroeder Law Offices
Bobby Schroeder Austin TX 2012 Fall Lower Colorado River Authority
Laysan Unger Portland OR 2011 Summer Schroeder Law Offices
Laysan Unger Portland OR 2011 Fall Oregon Farm Bureau at Dunn Carney
Marla Quick Austin TX 2007 Fall Lower Colorado River Authority