The John T. Krallman Endowed Fund was established In memory of Lewis & Clark Law alumnus John T. Krallman JD ’11, (1982-2021).
“John was someone who deeply cared for and loved this place and
like so many of us, just wanted to make it better.
John Krallman did make it better.”
- Mary Peveto, Executive Director, Neighbors for Clean Air
John was a gifted attorney, combining his technical background with an encyclopedic knowledge of the Clean Air act. He was also a great mentor, team player and friend to all that knew him.
A National Merit scholar, John attended Virginia Tech, double majoring in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and focusing on his passion, the environment. After graduation, he worked as an environmental engineer for three years before attending law school to become an environmental lawyer.
At Lewis & Clark Law School, he was a champion in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. He volunteered with the Northwest Defense Center, and worked on Oregon Air permits. “There is always something wrong with them-you just have to find it,” John said. He loved diving into the highly technical sleuthing to find that something.
Following his graduation from the law school in 2011, he interned for one year at EPA, Boston office, and then served as Counsel for Neighbors for Clean Air (NCA) from 2012 -2016. His razor-sharp attention to detail and his unusual qualifications of having both the engineering and legal expertise helped establish NCA as one of the most credible air advocacy organizations in Oregon.
From 2016 on, he served as an attorney in the Air and Radiation Law Office, Office of General Counsel, EPA in Washington, his “dream job”, where he worked until his death.
The endowed fund will generate the John T. Krallman Award, an annual stipend of $5,000 (or more) to assist with Bar exam preparation and living expenses for a recent graduate of the law school’s Environmental Law Program who is pursuing employment supporting the Clean Air Act.