Empowering Next Generation Advocates

ELAW Bulletin

ELAW is pleased to welcome our summer legal interns Kara Smith and Daniel Moltke Mogtaderi, and our undergraduate interns Ebba Hooft Toomey and Zoe Light. We have collaborated with each student to tailor a program that matches their academic interests and goals, and helps further ELAW’s work. Many thanks to our summer interns for their flexibility in adapting to remote internships!

 Kara is a rising 2L at NYU School of Law. She is interested in international environmental law, plastic pollution, and climate change. At ELAW, Kara is researching legal strategies to address plastic pollution and analyzing Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) laws from around the world. Kara is excited by ELAW’s collaborative, cross-border approach to tackling environmental challenges faced by communities around the world.


Daniel believes that climate change is our greatest human rights challenge. He is studying International Environmental Law at Lewis & Clark Law School to be able to hold corporations and governments around the world accountable for their crimes. He moved to Oregon to explore the work that ELAW does, with a particular interest in forest protection and defending environmental activists. He is incredibly grateful to join our team this summer. So far at ELAW, he has researched laws to protect mangroves, reviewed plastic laws in Portuguese, and started reviewing EIA laws from several countries.


Ebba is studying Environmental Science and International Relations at the University of British Columbia. She is interested in science communication and the connections between science and policy. She wanted to intern at ELAW because of our grassroots perspective and international approach. Currently, she's helping the law team assemble a Plastic Litigation Strategies website and the communications team on social media campaigns.


Zoe is a recent University of Oregon graduate and studied Environmental Studies & Planning, Public Policy, and Management with a Legal Studies minor. She's excited about the opportunity to work for an organization that empowers partners to enact change in their communities. At ELAW, she's collaborated on outreach and researching international plastic laws.


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Please reach out if you'd like to learn more!

Kind regards,

Colleen Keane
Office Manager
Jen Gleason
Law Program Director