Please tell us about a piece of your scholarship or your teaching that you are passionate about and that is related to public service.
I write on civic engagement issues and encourage students to get involved in public processes. Here are a couple of relevant publications Meaningful Engagement in Public Lands Decision-making, 59 Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Fnd. ___ (2013); Embracing a Civic Republican Tradition in Natural Resources Decision-Making, in The Evolution of Natural Resources Law and Policy (2010)
How are students involved in your public service work?
I supervise a project with the Environmental Law Society that we call the Public Comment Project. Currently we are working on a stream access proposal that could lead to a ballot initiative in 2016.
What motivated you to become involved in public service work?
I still want to change the world.
Did you have any experiences in law school that influenced your interest in public service?
Not really, but I had an externship with the local legal services office that I enjoyed very much.
What advice do you have for our students who are interested in public service?
Just do it.