21st Century environmental challenges require international action and cooperation.
Advocates working on global environmental issues develop and implement legal agreements and treaties among countries to protect and manage shared resources or to address global issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, ocean resources, and ozone depletion. Advocates also develop and support the domestic environmental laws of various countries.
Alumni on the Front Lines
I work at the intersection of environment, conflict, and peace. I love helping countries such as Liberia and Colombia to rebuild their economies, livelihoods, and the social fabric after conflict. It is challenging to find solutions that are both environmentally sustainable and socially equitable. The work is always interesting, sometimes frustrating, and when we do a good job incredibly impactful and fulfilling.
I feel a responsibility to advocate across various international forums on behalf of our ocean and its inhabitants to ensure a sustainable future for humanity.
Fighting the extinction crisis internationally, I focus on the exploitation driver of extinctions especially given the significance of the U.S. market. My Lewis and Clark education set me up well to advocate for foreign species using both domestic and international legal tools.
Doing the Work
Gain practical experience in global environmental issues through our on-campus clinics and institutes:
Global Law Alliance and Partners Secure Critical Steps to Address China’s Role in Pangolin Trafficking
Critical Tool Could Save Imperiled Species