Kendall Hamilton Joins Staff as Student Extern

Jan 12, 2016
Lisa Oakley

Trustees for Alaska is pleased to announce that Kendall Hamilton has come to work with us as a student extern. She will conduct legal research, draft pleadings, participate in client meetings and assist with litigation. Externs and interns provide critical legal support to Trustees at the same time as they gain valuable on the ground legal experience.

Kendall on a hiking adventure on the Enchantment Lakes Trail in Washington's Cascade Mountains.

Kendall hiking Enchantment Lakes Trail in Washington’s Cascade Mountains.

KENDALL HAMILTON is a third-year law student at the University of Washington School of Law, where she serves as an Executive Managing Editor for the Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. Kendall is joining Trustees for Alaska for the spring semester as an extern—gaining on-the-job legal skills while also earning school credits. Prior to coming to Trustees, she served as an intern for Snohomish County Superior Court in Washington State, as a law clerk for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, and as a law clerk and paralegal in private practice. During law school, Kendall was a moot court competitor in the National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court. Before law school, Kendall earned a B.A. in Political Science at Lewis & Clark College where she was awarded the Donald Balmer Scholarship of Political Science and a Leadership & Service Scholarship for her work on environmental service and civic activism projects. She also spent a year working for former Washington State Congressman Brian Baird as a District Representative where she focused on federal projects related to flood control and invasive species.

Kendall is excited to join the team at Trustees after hearing rave reviews from a classmate at UW. She is excited to learn more about the environmental issues affecting Alaska and to assist Trustees in their work defending Alaska’s environment. Kendall loves to hike, backpack, snowshoe, and ice skate, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to learn at Trustees and adventure in the Alaska wilderness.

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