Phoebe Moffett

I chose Lewis & Clark for the opportunity to receive an environmental law education from one of the best places to do so.

Phoebe Moffett JD '25

Degree and Class Year

JD ’25


South Pasadena, California

Undergraduate/Graduate School(s)

University of Southern California

Areas of legal interest(s)

Environmental Law and Business Law

Brief Background

Before law school, I attended the University of Southern California and majored in urban studies and planning with a minor in GIS and sustainability science. While involved with USC Sea Grant and the Surfrider Foundation, I developed an interest in environmental policy and law.

Why did you choose to attend Lewis & Clark?

I chose Lewis & Clark for the opportunity to receive an environmental law education from one of the best places to do so.

Give your top list of favorite things about L&C and/or Portland.

  1. Getting vegan tacos at Mis Tacones
  2. Doing a study session at Blue Kangaroo
  3. Treating myself to Bamboo Sushi
  4. Shopping at Sellwood Union
  5. Hiking in Tryon Creek
  6. Going for a walk around the neighborhoods in between schoolwork
  7. Our law library

What is your favorite class that you’ve taken at Lewis & Clark and why?

Out of my 1L classes at the moment, I really enjoy contracts. To me, it is interesting to analyze the language used and piece together whether or not the parties have a contract.

What was the hardest thing about adjusting to law school?

The hardest thing about adjusting to law school was overcoming the anxiety of cold calling. At the end of the day, if you get called on and don’t know the answer, you are still learning. If you do get the answer right, then you know that you are starting to understand that topic. It is a win-win at the end of the day and is not as scary as it seems.

List up to three activities that you are involved in. Why are they most important to you?

  1. Student Advocates for Business and Environmental Responsibility (SABER). I am interested in how environmental and business law intersect. By joining SABER, I am able to learn more about the intersection between the two as well as network with other law students who are also interested in the intersection.
  2. Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC). I joined NEDC in order to learn more about what environmental law entails by joining a project. There are so many groups within NEDC that cater to different interests.
  3. Tour Guide. I decided to become a tour guide for admissions because it is a great way to practice your public speaking as well as show prospective students what the school has to offer.

Business Law Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law