Rianka Macwan Bio Pic Rianka Macwan, 3L, President, Class of 2024, (She/Her)

Rianka is a 3L at Lewis & Clark Law School. She graduated from Iowa State University in 2017 with a degree in Animal Science and Political Science. During her summer after 1L, she clerked at Bonneville Power Administration in the Power and Transmission departments. She took an interest in tax law and has been at the LC Low Income Taxpayer Clinic since her 2L year. She is also currently enrolled in the Global Law Alliance Clinic at LC, working on international environmental law projects. Her background working with animals has driven her interest in international wildlife law and policy. In her free time, Rianka likes attempting to craft, visiting zoos, going to concerts, playing strategic board games, and snacking. Email: 


Lily Barchers, Vice President, 3L, Class of 2024, (She/Her).

Lily grew up in Portland and graduated with a BS in Political Science from Portland State University. Prior to law school, she worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cambodia, teaching English as a second language and helping her host-nephews to get along with their barn cats. She is interested in international environmental law, international human rights law and, especially, where those two fields coincide when it comes to climate change. In her free time, she enjoys needlework, waterfall hikes, and dragonboat. Email:


Meg Jones, 3L, Events and Outreach Coordinator, Class of 2024, (She/Her)
Meg is a 3L at Lewis & Clark Law School. She graduated from Michigan State University with majors in Environmental Sciences and Management and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with a concentration on world issues in politics. She participated in the Global Law Alliance during her 2L year working on projects relating to climate change, oil and gas drilling activities, and the need for environmental impact assessments. Meg is interested in working in public interest or environmental law (ideally both!). In her free time she likes crafting (cross stitch! knitting! crochet!), and hanging out with her cat. 


Juliette Liu, 2L, Treasurer, Class of 2025, (She/Her)

Juliette is a 2L at Lewis & Clark Law School. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Resource Studies and a minor in Food Systems. Juliette is interested in wildlife and public lands, especially regarding agricultural communities, and has previously worked at the United States Department of Justice, the Animal Welfare Institute, and the Missouri Department of Conservation. In her free time, Juliette enjoys trail running, thrifting, and songwriting. Email:

Katie Thompson, 2L, Project Coordinator, Class of 2025, (She/Her)
Katie is a 2L at Lewis & Clark Law School. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2021 with a BS in psychological and brain sciences and a BA in political science, she worked on a farm in Oregon and a homestead in Washington. Experiencing the effects of farming on the environment firsthand, she became inspired to protect the planet through sustainable agriculture practices. Additionally, she looks forward to the transition to renewable energy in order to better the environment and hopes to aid in this mission. In her free time, Katie likes hunting for Bigfoot, thrifting at the Goodwill bins, playing board games, perfecting the craft of a good law school joke, and playing with her kittens. Email: 
Bailey Grinter, 2L, Secretary, Class of 2025 (She/Her)
Bailey is a 2L at Lewis & Clark Law School. She graduated from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. Over the summer, she was a legal intern for an international biotech company. She is interested in environmental law. In her free time, Bailey enjoys going on hikes, reading non-law school books, and spending time with her partner and cats. Email: