October 23, 2018

Welcome to our 2018-19 Clinic Class

Earthrise would like to welcome clinical students for the 2018-2019 law school year! We are excited and fortunate to have these great students working with us over the next year.

Without student involvement, Earthrise would not be able to offer the excellent year-round legal representation our clients expect. The environmental community benefits from increasing the pool of law school graduates with substantial real-world experience and training. Earthrise students are tomorrow’s advocates for our natural heritage. In the clinic’s weekly class students present and discuss the cases they are working on over delicious potluck lunches prepared by students or staff.

This year students are working on a variety of cases, including a case against the City of Medford for NPDES permit violations, cases related to Forest Service logging in Eastern Oregon National Forests, a lawsuit on behalf of Wild Fish Conservancy against Cooke Aquaculture for Clean Water Act violations related to the near-complete structural failure of its Atlantic salmon farming facility, a case about target shooting in Los Padres National Forest, and cases aimed at protecting imperiled salmon and bull trout from both toxic pollution and pollution from nonpoint source runoff.

Pictured from left to right: Ben Kirsch, Chris Warren, Shanna McCormack, Shannon Suehr, Megan Amos, Byron Harmon, Dani Replogle, Ross Stansberry, Lucy Brookham, Jesse Caldwell, Zeslie Zablan, and Destiny Shellton.