Lydia, Tom, and clients in Arkansas

Earthrise legal fellow argues before the Western District of Arkansas

Lydia’s argument to protect stretches of the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests is a culmination of her work as a summer clerk, clinic student, and now a fellow.

Earthrise is hiring current 1Ls and 2Ls for its summer 2024 clerkship program.

Earthrise Law Center is re-opening its summer clerkship application process and is now accepting applications from current 1Ls and 2Ls for its summer 2024 clerkship program.

A canoer exploring the Buffalo National River and the unique karst geology of the area.

Earthrise Filed Motion for Summary Judgment in Ozarks Logging Case

Earthrise’s team filed its Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of its client, the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance (BRWA) to halt the Robert’s Gap Project, a large logging project, in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests of Arkansas.

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Bill Anders’ on his iconic Earthrise Photo

Major General William Anders sat down with NASA’s Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Adviser to discuss his famous Earthrise photo, the basis of our name and an image that we continue to take inspiration and motivation from.

Haley at the Edward T. Gignoux U.S. Courthouse in Portland, Maine.

Earthrise Legal Fellow’s first “live” court appearance

Our senior legal fellow, Haley Nicholson ’22, made her first live court appearance in federal district court in Maine to argue for more transparency in government decision-making. She presented oral argument in a case in which Earthrise represents several public interest environmental organizations opposing an electrical transmission line cutting across fragile and ecologically important habitat in western Maine.

Tom and Drew in SF at the Ninth Circuit Courthouse

Earthrise student argues before the Ninth Circuit

Drew Baloga, who took the Earthrise clinic last year and then worked with us as a summer clerk, argued in front of the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco last week. Drew presented oral argument on behalf of our clients Earth Island Institute and the Center for Biological Diversity in support of their challenge to the Three Creeks logging Project in the Inyo National Forest.

Five summer clerks standing on a forested path.

Welcome aboard, 2023 summer clerks

Earthrise is gearing up to have a great and productive summer with the help of our 2023 clerks Zach Nacev, Jamie Johnson, Julia Taylor, Evelyn Mailander, and Drew Baloga. 

Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Litigation Moves on to the Ninth Circuit

Earthrise’s legal challenge to the Long Term Management Plan for the Glen Canyon Dam is now before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.