Candice Youngblood graduated from Berkeley Law as a Switzer Fellow, Berkeley Law Dean’s Fellow, NAACP LDF Earl Warren Scholar, and California ChangeLawyers Deborah J. Broyles Memorial Scholar. Her passion lies in environmental justice and administrative and regulatory law. Candice plans to leverage her own experience growing up in a low-income community of color to empower similar communities in litigation and regulatory decision-making. Her current academic research, which will be published in Ecology Law Quarterly in 2019, focuses on the ways in which lawyers, environmental organizations, and philanthropists can support the environmental justice movement without displacing community voices.
At Berkeley Law, Candice held several leadership roles to refine her advocacy skills and promote diversity at the intersection of the environmental and legal fields. With Students for Economic and Environmental Justice (SEEJ), she pitched and organized a 200+ attendee environmental justice symposium to provide networking opportunities for students and increase environmental justice scholarship within environmental legal scholarship. Candice also provided pro bono legal services for San Joaquin Valley disadvantaged communities through Berkeley Law's Environmental Law Clinic and the Karuk Tribe of the Klamath River through the Karuk-Berkeley Collaborative Legal. During law school, Candice worked at the California Department of Justice's Office of the Attorney General, the public interest law firm Shute, Mihaly and Weinberger, LLP, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Prior to law school, she was a litigation assistant at Earthjustice in Los Angeles. Candice earned her B.S. in Society and Environment and B.A. in Legal Studies at UC Berkeley. She will serve as a judicial clerk in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California beginning in September 2019.
Fellow at a Glance
Environmental Policy & Law